Thesis / Dissertation

Wellbeing and functioning in emerging adulthood: A longitudinal study of determinants and mechanisms

Jessica Armitage, Nicholas Allen (ed.)

Published : 2018

Abstract

During the key periods of adolescence and emerging adulthood, individuals can be particularly vulnerable to experiencing suboptimal wellbeing and functioning. With potential long-term impacts on adult trajectories, early wellbeing promotion is critical. This study aimed to further understand wellbeing development across adolescence and into emerging adulthood, by examining the role of a range of individual and environmental characteristics. The individual characteristics examined included temperament, anxiety symptoms, and depression symptoms. Environmental characteristics included parental responses to emotion expression, parental mental health, stressful life events, and maltreatment. ..

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