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Building knowledge of adolescent mental health in the Nordic countries

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Eriksson, Charli
dc.contributor.author Arnarsson, Arsaell
dc.contributor.author Damsgaard, Mogens Trab
dc.contributor.author Potrebny, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Suominen, Sakari
dc.contributor.author Torsheim, Trobjørn
dc.contributor.author Due, Pernille
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-31T14:37:25Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-31T14:37:25Z
dc.date.issued 2019-11-11
dc.identifier.citation Eriksson, C., Arnarsson, Á. M., Damsgaard, M. T., Potrebny, T., Suominen, S., Torsheim, T., & Due, P. (2019). Building knowledge of adolescent mental health in the Nordic countries. Nordisk välfärdsforskning | Nordic Welfare Research, 4(2), 43–53. idunn.no. https://doi.org/10.18261/issn.2464-4161-2019-02-02
dc.identifier.issn 2464-4161
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2600
dc.description.abstract Adolescence is an important developmental period. Young people face many pressures and challenges, including growing academic expectations, changing social relationships with family and peers, and the physical and emotional changes associated with maturation. Mental health is a broad concept, including positive mental health, mental health problems and psychiatric diseases. This introductory paper addresses the issue of positive mental health, and how existing data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study (HBSC) may be used to deepen our knowledge of developments in mental health among adolescents in the Nordic countries. The Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children study is a WHO collaborative cross-national study that now includes 48 countries, collecting data every four years from 1984 to 2018 on health, well-being, health behaviour and social environments. Data collection is carried out in school classes via self-completion of questionnaires. An asset of the study is that the HBSC focuses on understanding young people’s health in their social context at family, peer, school, neighbourhood, and country levels. The investment in the HBSC study gives unique opportunities for high-quality research and monitoring in the Nordic countries. The on-going Nordic research collaboration on positive mental health among adolescents uses the HBSC study as the research infrastructure for analysing trends as well as collecting new data on positive mental health. This special issue reports on trends when positive perspectives have been guiding the analysis of available data. The present research explores the potential of Nordic collaboration and comparative studies of school-aged children in the Nordic countries.
dc.format.extent 43-53
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Scandinavian University Press / Universitetsforlaget AS
dc.relation.ispartofseries Nordisk välfärdsforskning | Nordic Welfare Research;4(02)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Adolescents
dc.subject Child health
dc.subject Epidemiologic methods
dc.subject Mental health
dc.subject Nordic countries
dc.title Building knowledge of adolescent mental health in the Nordic countries
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license CC BY-NC 4.0
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Nordisk välfärdsforskning | Nordic Welfare Research
dc.identifier.doi 10.18261/issn.2464-4161-2019-02-02
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Health Promotion, Sports and Leisure Studies (UI)
dc.contributor.department Deild heilsueflingar, íþrótta og tómstunda (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of education (UI)
dc.contributor.school Menntavísindasvið (HÍ)

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