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dc.contributor.authorHarrison, Carmen
dc.contributor.authorLoxton, Helen
dc.contributor.authorSomhlaba, Nceba Z.
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-07T10:15:57Z
dc.date.available2021-07-07T10:15:57Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationHarrison, C. et al. (2019) .Stress and coping: Considering the influence of psychological strengths on the mental health of at-risk South African adolescents. Child Care in Practice. https://doi.org/10.1080/13575279.2019.1604492en_US
dc.identifier.issn1476-489X
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1080/13575279.2019.1604492
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10566/6369
dc.description.abstractIn South Africa, many adolescents are affected by socio-economic adversity, which increases their susceptibility to experiencing stress that negatively affects their mental health. The synthesis of international literature has identified the psychological strengths (that include perceived social support, self-esteem and resilience) as having a protective effect on the mental health of at-risk adolescents who experience stress. Against this background, we argue that psychological strengths may assist South African adolescents in coping with stressors and may mediate the impact of stress on the mental health of adolescents living in conditions of socio-economic adversity. Given that this remains an underresearched area in the South African context, we also highlight the need for South African research that prioritizes the exploration of factors mitigating the experience of stress for adolescents. We also posit that such research should have significant implications for mental-health policy, practice, mental-health promotion and the prevention of mental disorders. We believe that such scholarly inquiries would be central to the intervention strategies aimed at preventing or “containing” the scourge of poverty-induced psychological distress in South African youth.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.subjectAdolescenceen_US
dc.subjectMental healthen_US
dc.subjectRisken_US
dc.subjectCopingen_US
dc.subjectPsychological strengthsen_US
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_US
dc.titleStress and coping: Considering the influence of psychological strengths on the mental health of at-risk South African adolescentsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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