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Title: Upplifun unglinga á almennri líkamlegri og andlegri heilsu með hliðsjón af kynhneigð
English Title: Adolescents' physical and mental health in relation to sexual orientation
Contributor(s): Sveinbjörnsdóttir, Sigrún (author); Þorsteinsson, Einar B  (author)orcid ; Bjarnason, Þóroddur (author)
Publication Date: 2012
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Abstract: To examine the effects of adolescents' sexual orientation on physical and mental health. Method: Participants were 3,776 class 10 students (51% boys) from 161 schools in Iceland. The participants were classified as gay, non-gay, and sexual orientation unknown at this time (other). Measures included mental health (e.g., sadness, irritability, nervousness, and difficulty sleeping) and physical health (e.g., headaches, stomach ache, back ache, and dizziness). Results: Participants that were gay had a higher frequency of sadness, irritability, nervousness, and difficulty sleeping than either non-gay or other participants. Gay participants also had a higher frequency of headaches, stomach aches, back aches, and dizziness than either non-gay or other participants. Conclusion: Consistent with overseas findings gay adolescents in Iceland had worse physical and mental health outcome than either non-gay or other adolescents.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: Salfraedithingid. Fjorda radstefna Salfraedingafelags Islands og salfraedideildar Haskola Islands [Fourth Conference of the Icelandic Psychological Association and Psychology department of the University of Iceland], Reykjavik, Iceland, 24th - 25th March, 2012
Source of Publication: Sálfræðiritið: Tímarit Sálfræðingafélag Íslands, 17(Fylgirit 1 / Special 1), p. 20-22
Publisher: Sálfræðingafélag Íslands [Icelandic Psychological Association]
Place of Publication: Reykjavik, Iceland
ISSN: 1607-8326
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 520302 Clinical psychology
520303 Counselling psychology
520304 Health psychology
520101 Child and adolescent development
520106 Psychology of ageing
390406 Gender, sexuality and education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920410 Mental Health
920401 Behaviour and Health
920599 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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