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Young adolescents' wellbeing and health-risk behaviours: Gender and socio-economic differences
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
 
ID 1179596
Author(s) Bergman, Manfred Max; Scott, Jacqueline
Author(s) at UniBasel Bergman, Manfred Max
Year 2001
Title Young adolescents' wellbeing and health-risk behaviours: Gender and socio-economic differences
Journal Journal of Adolescence
Volume 24
Number 2
Pages / Article-Number 183-97
Mesh terms Aggression; Family; Female; Health Behavior; Humans; Male; Models, Theoretical; Risk-Taking; Self Concept; Sex Factors; Smoking; Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract In this paper we use the 1994–1997 Youth Surveys of the British Household Panel Study to examine the wellbeing of young adolescents. We conceptualize wellbeing as a multi-dimensional construct and we develop and test models of gender and age differences. Using confirmatory factor analysis, we find clear gender differences in self-esteem, self-efficacy, unhappiness and worries. We confirm that wellbeing and some health-risk behaviours (fighting and smoking) are linked. We test models that examine how family structure, father's occupation, tenure, and household income, affect adolescent wellbeing. While socio-economic factors affect health-risk behaviours and also adolecents' reported worries, they have little impact on other aspects of youth wellbeing. The implications of these findings are discussed.
Publisher Elsevier
ISSN/ISBN 0140-1971 ; 1095-9254
edoc-URL http://edoc.unibas.ch/47600/
Full Text on edoc No
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1006/jado.2001.0378
PubMed ID http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11437479
ISI-Number WOS:000169970300005
Document type (ISI) Journal Article
 
   

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