Journal article

The role of coping in the association between subclinical psychotic experiences and functioning: A within study replication in two independent adolescent samples

Katharine E Chisholm, Johanna TW Wigman, Danielle Hallett, Tamara Woodall, Simone Mahfouda, Renate LEP Reniers, Eoin Killackey, Alison R Yung, Stephen J Wood, Ashleigh Lin



An inverse association between psychosocial functioning and psychotic experiences is now established in both clinical and non-clinical populations, however the mechanisms which drive this are unclear. Adolescents with subclinical psychotic experiences (SPE) are more likely to use maladaptive coping strategies and less likely to use adaptive ones, and maladaptive coping has also been associated with poor functioning. A within study replication in two adolescent samples from the general populations of Melbourne, Australia (n = 723) and Birmingham, United Kingdom (n = 239), was conducted to determine whether the association between SPE and psychosocial functioning is mediated by coping style. S..

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Awarded by National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

The study was funded in part by a National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) Independent Investigator Award (II/2003) to AY. AL is supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (#1148793).