Mental health and wellbeing of Australian adolescents: pathways to vulnerability and resilience.
Diana Smart, Alan Hayes, Ann Sanson, John W Toumbourou
International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health | Published : 2007
The Australian Temperament Project (ATP) provides a unique lens through which to view he pathways to vulnerability and resilience that Australian children take from infancy to adolescence, and beyond. Commencing in 1983, the ATP is now completing its 24th year and 14th wave of data collection. The present paper provides an overview of the data on adolescent antisocial behaviour, substance use, internalising problems and aspects of positive development and wellbeing. Several pathways to vulnerability or resilience are described that vary in their age of onset. Constellations of common risk factors suggest that there may be overlapping priming factors for later mental health problems. A differ..View full abstract