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Stress and adolescent well-being: the need for an interdisciplinary framework

Stress and adolescent well-being: the need for an interdisciplinary framework

Title: Stress and adolescent well-being: the need for an interdisciplinary framework
Author: Sigfúsdóttir, Inga Dóra
Kristjansson, Alfgeir   orcid.org/0000-0001-8136-9210
Þórlindsson, Þórólfur
Allegrante, John   orcid.org/0000-0002-6281-3037
Date: 2016-05-06
Language: English
Scope: 1081-1090
University/Institute: Háskólinn í Reykjavík
Reykjavik University
School: Viðskiptadeild (HR)
School of Business (RU)
Series: Health Promotion International;32
ISSN: 0957-4824
1460-2245 (eISSN)
DOI: 10.1093/heapro/daw038
Subject: Biopsychosocial model; Adolescence; Life course; Well-being; Strain; Stress; Harmful behavior; Unglingar; Unglingsár; Líðan; Streita; Áhættuhegðun; Sálfræði; Psychology; ;
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/1507

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Sigfusdottir, I. D., Kristjansson, A. L., Thorlindsson, T., & Allegrante, J. P. (2016). Stress and adolescent well-being: The need for an interdisciplinary framework. Health Promotion International, daw038. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daw038


Stress and strain among adolescents have been investigated and discussed largely within three separate disciplines: mental health, where the focus has been on the negative effects of stress on emotional health; criminology, where the emphasis has been on the effects of strain on delinquency; and biology, where the focus has been to understand the effects of stress on physiology. Recently, scholars have called for increased multilevel developmental analyses of the bio-psychosocial nature of risk and protection for behaviors of individuals. This paper draws on several different but converging theoretical perspectives in an attempt to provide an overview of research relevant to stress in adolescence and puts forth a new framework that aims to provide both a common language and consilience by which future research can analyze the effects of multiple biological, social and environmental factors experienced during specific developmental periods, and cumulatively over time, on harmful behavior during adolescence. We present a framework to examine the effects of stress on diverse behavioral outcomes among adolescents, including substance use, suicidal behavior, self-inflicted harm, and delinquency.


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