Journal article

Associations Between Gender-Role Attitudes and Mental Health Outcomes in a Nationally Representative Sample of Australian Adolescents

Tania L King, Ankur Singh, Allison Milner

JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

PURPOSE: There is evidence that traditional gender-role attitudes are associated with poor mental health outcomes in adults; however, few studies have examined associations among adolescents. We sought to test associations between gender-role attitudes and mental health among Australian adolescents. METHODS: Data were drawn from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, a nationally representative Australian study. Participants were 3,059 adolescents with complete data for Waves 5-6 (years 2012-2014, aged 12/13 and 14/15 years). Analyses were stratified by sex and controlled for parental education, household income, area socioeconomic position, ethnicity, religiousness, and household ty..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Linkage Project - Gender equality in Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Business Improvement Program (BIP) Reinvestment grant and an Australian Research Council Linkage Project - Gender equality in Australia: impact on social, economic and health outcomes (LP 180100035). AM is supported by a Victorian Health and Medical Research Fellowship, and TK is supported by a University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant.