Examination of associations between informal help-seeking behavior, social support, and adolescent psychosocial outcomes: A meta-analysis
Jessica A Heerde, Sheryl A Hemphill
DEVELOPMENTAL REVIEW | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2018
The roles of help-seeking from informal sources and social support in their association with psychosocial outcomes during adolescence remain unclear. Yet, help-seeking behavior within informal and supportive social contexts brings young people into contact with a range of important resources with the potential to reduce the likelihood for poor psychosocial outcomes. This study presents a systematic review and meta-analysis exploring both help-seeking behavior from informal sources and social support in their association with psychosocial outcomes in adolescence. The meta-analysis examines 79 effect sizes from 8 studies, analyzing data on informal help-seeking from 5285 youth aged 12–19 years..View full abstract
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Dr Heerde is supported by a Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Research Fellowship. Early conceptualizations and writing of this article were supported through a Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Population Health Theme Funding Grant. The funding sources did not have any involvement in the analysis and interpretation of data, the writing of the article, or the decision to submit the article for publication.