HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Happy home and social life makes living in a poor neighbourhood more bearable for adolescents

Individual and family attributes may make some adolescents more 'resilient' to the effects of living in a disadvantaged community, according to new research sponsored by the ESRC.

How inner city young people feel about their own psychological and social health and the area where they live is influenced by differences in home and social life as well as the physical environment, says a study led by Professor Sarah Curtis, of Queen Mary, University of London.

Research based on The RELACHS survey among 2,790 adolescents in 28 schools in East London, found also that other young people may have characteristics making them more susceptible to the impact of area deprivation (see Notes for Editors).

Data from the survey was linked to details about the neighbourhoods where the youngsters were living, enabling researchers to gather individual information about each young person and their family.

Professor Curtis said: "Overall, individual adolescents seemed to be sensitive to conditions in the areas where they lived. They were more likely to have negative perceptions of the neighbourhood if their homes were in more disadvantaged areas.

"We also found that the young people's dissatisfaction with their neighbourhood, and negative perceptions of local amenities, were quite strongly and positively associated with psychological distress.

"However, we cannot ascertain whether this was because poor perception of the neighbourhood contributed to their psychological distress, or that distressed children were more likely to view their neighbourhood negatively."

From the survey, researchers examined information including adolescents' own views of their psychological and social health, their perception of local amenities, general satisfaction or otherwise with their neighbourhood, their ethnic group and whether they had a long-term illness or special educational needs.

The survey also showed whether the young people lived wi
'"/>

Contact: Becky Gammon
becky.gammon@esrc.ac.uk
44-179-341-3122
Economic & Social Research Council
11-Jan-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. NYU Child Study Center to launch Healthy Kids, Happy Futures
2. Happy people may have more immunities to common cold
3. "Happy Hour" Is Unhappy For Many Cardiac Arrest Victims
4. The trust game: Measuring social interaction
5. Cultural and social factors influence prostate cancer treatment
6. Public policy should address the social factors behind ill health
7. Mothers depression associated with increased risk of childs antisocial behavior
8. Need better social research but it doesnt come cheap
9. Study links racial and ethnic gap in youth violence to social factors
10. Authors warn of inaccuracies concerning use of race in health & social science research
11. Daily social/physical activity improves sleep and cognition in the elderly

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/6/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... December 06, 2019 , ... Dr. Scott ... program, recently published research on the health benefits of coconut oil in the ... Intake and Its Effects on the Cardiometabolic Profile: A Structured Literature Review,” led by ...
(Date:12/5/2019)... ... 05, 2019 , ... Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online ... Programs for 2020. The comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of ... on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment. , The 2020 ...
(Date:12/4/2019)... ... December 04, 2019 , ... ... Extract®, provides protection from disruptions to cells and tissue and inflammation that leads ... Jet Lag, is available in a dietary supplement product called Prepair™ . ...
(Date:12/4/2019)... ... December 04, 2019 , ... UNC Health Care has ... their way around the campuses of UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill and UNC ... parking garages, clinics and more. , The free interactive app, developed by Gozio Health, ...
(Date:12/2/2019)... SUNRISE, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2019 , ... ... staffing, is a silver winner of the 2019 Workforce: Optimas Awards . Selected ... initiative is first and foremost to help combat the nation’s caregiver shortage. By 2025, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2019)... SEATTLE (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2019 , ... ... higher education planning, has announced the Top 50 Best Master's in Healthcare Administration ... of 171 accredited colleges and universities in the nation. Each program is evaluated ...
(Date:12/6/2019)... ... 06, 2019 , ... Nobilis Therapeutics , a clinical ... announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its ... its Phase 2b trial for the treatment of patients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder ...
(Date:12/6/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Food and nutrition industry leaders recently met ... working toward sustainable nutrition security nationwide, increasing accessibility to nutritious foods for a ... and sustainable food system,” said Carol May, CEO of Wisdom Natural Brands®, maker ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: