Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19293
Title: Upplifun unglinga a almennri likamlegri og andlegri heilsu med hlidsjon af kynhneigd
English Title: Adolescents' physical and mental health in relation to sexual orientation
Contributor(s): Sveinbjornsdottir, Sigrun (author); Thorsteinsson, Einar B (author)orcid ; Bjarnason, Thoroddur (author)
Publication Date: 2012
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19293
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 Name: 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
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: Salfraediritid: Timarit Salfraedingafelags Islands, 17(Fylgirit 1 / Special 1), p. 20-22
Publisher: Salfraedingafelags Islands [Icelandic Psychological Association]
Place of Publication: Reykjavik, Iceland
ISSN: 1607-8326
Field of Research (FOR): 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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