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Adolescent predictors and associates of psychosocial functioning in young men and women: 11 year follow-up findings from the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study.
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PMID:  23350873     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The aim of this paper was to investigate whether psychosocial functioning in adulthood (e.g., friends support, cohabitation, community connectedness and work satisfaction) could be predicted by mental health, subjective well-being, social relations and behavior problems in adolescence, and whether gender was a moderator in these associations. Data were obtained from a major population-based Norwegian study, the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT), in which 517 men and 819 women completed an extensive self-report questionnaires at baseline (mean age 14.4 years) and at follow-up (mean age 26.9 years). Community connectedness as well as work satisfaction were predicted by subjective well-being. Cohabitation was predicted by male gender and frequency of meeting friends in adolescence, and friends support was predicted by frequency of meeting friends. Gender had a minor effect as a moderator. Frequency of meeting friends and subjective well-being seemed to be the strongest adolescent predictors of psychosocial functioning in young adulthood. These findings may have implications both for prevention and intervention in adolescence, as well as for future research.
Authors:
Ruth Derdikman-Eiron; Odin Hjemdal; Stian Lydersen; Grete H Bratberg; Marit S Indredavik
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of psychology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1467-9450     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Psychol     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0404510     Medline TA:  Scand J Psychol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 The Authors. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology © 2013 The Scandinavian Psychological Associations.
Affiliation:
The Regional Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (RBUP), Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway; St. Olav's University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway.
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