Search results

    Search results

    Show all results for ""
    Can not find any results or suggestions for "."

    Search tips

    • Make sure there are no spelling errors
    • Try different search terms or synonyms
    • Narrow your search for more hits

    How can we help?

    Contact Us

    Find Employees

    University of Skövde, link to startpage
    University of Skövde, link to startpage
    Close

    Search results

      Search results

      Show all results for ""
      Can not find any results or suggestions for "."

      Search tips

      • Make sure there are no spelling errors
      • Try different search terms or synonyms
      • Narrow your search for more hits

      How can we help?

      Contact Us

      Find Employees

      University of Skövde, link to startpage

      Promoting mental health - longitudinal research on protective factors for mental health in adolescents

      Research Group WomFam, University of Skövde CHILD, Jönköping University
      Resarch Environment Digital Health Research (DHEAR)

      Quick Facts

      Full project name

      Predictors for mental health among adolescents

      Duration

      January 2017 – June 2021

      Partners

      University of Turku, Finland, Jönköping University, Sweden

      Financing

      University of Skövde, Sweden

      The number of people with poor mental health has doubled in Sweden since the mid-eighties. Symptoms related to poor mental health are sleeping disorder, anxiety, irritability, stomach ache, back pains or concentration difficulties. WHO highlights mental health in adolescents as a high priority area that needs to be addressed to promote the agenda for sustainable development.

      Every fourth year The Public Health Agency of Sweden conducts a survey on health behavior in school-aged children. The latest survey conducted was in 2018 and the results demonstrate the factors related to school and learning are intimately connected to the increase in poor mental health among children and adolescents.

      At school, particularly for girls, there is a connection between educational performance and stress. Societal factors such as the uncertainty in the labour market with high demands on education and high level of individualization, as well as an increased openness regarding poor mental health in media and in the digitalized society also affect the mental health of adolescents.

      This is a doctoral project lead by professor Sakari Suominen carried out by doctoral student Kristina Carlén. The project examines several resource factors with potential to maintaining mental health among adolescents.

      For this undertaking data collected from 1287 families in Turku and Pori in Finland is used. The collection of data began by the 10th week of pregnancy and continued until the child’s 18th birthday. Parents, health and care personnel, teachers and the children themselves, from 15 years of age, regularly filled in questionnaires concerning behavior and physical, mental and social development.

      Through the projects research questions applied in the project we aim to contribute to knowledge of the factors consequential to maintaining mental health. To highlight those significant factors that will make a difference in health promotion work in schools for example.

      Project in media

      The first article in the project Sense of coherense predicts adolescent mental health is pubilshed in Journal of Affective Disorders.

      Project leader

      Lecturer in Public Health Science

      Participating Researchers

      Matti Sillanpää
      Professor Public Health Science
      Lilly Augustine
      lektor Psykologi och pedagogik
      Published: 1/29/2020
      Edited: 9/23/2020
      Responsible: webmaster@his.se