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dc.contributor.authorMoksnes, Unni Karin
dc.contributor.authorEspnes, Geir Arild
dc.identifier.citationMoksnes, U. K. & Espnes, G. A. (2020). Sense of Coherence in Association with Stress Experience and Health in Adolescents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(9). doi:en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the associations between sex, age, socio-economic status, stress, sense of coherence (SOC), and health (mental wellbeing, depressive symptoms, self-rated health, and subjective health complaints) in Norwegian adolescents aged 13–19 years. Furthermore, the study investigated the potential protective or compensatory role from SOC on the association between stress and health. Methods: The study was based on a cross-sectional sample of 1233 adolescents. Data were analyzed with descriptive, comparative, and multiple linear regression analyses. Results: Girls reported significantly higher scores on depressive symptoms and subjective health complaints than boys. Stress was significantly and positively associated with depressive symptoms. SOC associated significantly with all outcome variables; and especially with mental wellbeing and depressive symptoms. Significant interaction effects of sex in combination with stress and SOC were found in association with depression and mental wellbeing. Associations were strongest for girls. Conclusion: The findings provided support for the significant role of SOC as a coping resource, especially in relation to adolescents’ mental health; weaker associations were found with subjective health complains and self-rated health. The findings also mainly supported a compensatory role of SOC on the association between stress and health during adolescence.en_US
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dc.titleSense of Coherence in Association with Stress Experience and Health in Adolescentsen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2020 The Author(s)en_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Helsefag: 800en_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Helsefag: 800::Samfunnsmedisin, sosialmedisin: 801en_US
dc.source.journalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH)en_US

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