Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/13941
Title: Negative life events, distress, and coping among adolescents in Botswana
Contributor(s): Thorsteinsson, Einar B  (author)orcid ; Sveinbjornsdottir, Sigrun (author); Dintsi, Motshegetsi (author); Rooke, Sally Elizabeth (author)
Publication Date: 2013
Open Access: Yes
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/13941
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
170103 Educational Psychology
170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 520102 Educational psychology
520302 Clinical psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920401 Behaviour and Health
920410 Mental Health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200401 Behaviour and health
200409 Mental health
Abstract: This study examined the potential mediating and moderating effects of different ways of coping on the impact of negative life events (NLE) on psychological health among adolescents, 63 boys and 66 girls, in Botswana. 'Distraction' as a way of coping and seeking social support were found to reduce the impact of NLE on psychological health concerns. 'Rumination' was associated with increased distress and less satisfaction with life. Future studies could focus on the use of distraction and seeking social support as coping strategies to reduce the effects of NLEs on psychological distress.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, v.13, p. 75-86
Publisher: The University of Newcastle, Australia
Place of Publication: Newcastle, Australia
ISSN: 1446-5442
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Other Links: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Research%20Centres/SORTI/Journals/AJEDP/Vol%2013/V13_Thorsteinsson_et_al.pdf
http://www.newcastle.edu.au/journal/ajedp/current-issue.html
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