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Sources of stress in Australian adolescents: factor structure and stability over time

Byrne, Donald; Mazanov, Jason

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Adolescent stress is an emerging area of importance in considerations of the health of young people. Exposure to stress predicts a range of both physical and mental health problems in adolescents and relates, as well, to the initiation of important health risk behaviours. Yet the measurement of stress in adolescents has been as fraught with methodological difficulty as it has been for adults. This paper examines the Adolescent Stress Questionnaire (ASQ) which was developed specifically to...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorByrne, Donald
dc.contributor.authorMazanov, Jason
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:19:22Z
dc.date.available2015-12-13T22:19:22Z
dc.identifier.issn1532-3005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/71762
dc.description.abstractAdolescent stress is an emerging area of importance in considerations of the health of young people. Exposure to stress predicts a range of both physical and mental health problems in adolescents and relates, as well, to the initiation of important health risk behaviours. Yet the measurement of stress in adolescents has been as fraught with methodological difficulty as it has been for adults. This paper examines the Adolescent Stress Questionnaire (ASQ) which was developed specifically to address the domain of stressors specific to adolescent experience and looks at three cohorts of responses to this questionnaire over time (1995, 1998 and 2001). It assesses the stability of the original 7-factor structure of the ASQ over time, and while confirmatory factor analysis indicates that stability to be acceptable, it also suggests that either adolescent stressors themselves, or the language by which they are reported, vary sufficiently over time to warrant the refinement of the instrument.
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc
dc.sourceStress and Health
dc.subjectKeywords: adolescent; article; Australia; child health; cohort analysis; controlled study; experience; factorial analysis; female; health behavior; human; language; male; mental disease; mental stress; methodology; physical disease; prediction; questionnaire; time Adolescence; Confirmatory; Factory analysis; Measurement; Stress
dc.titleSources of stress in Australian adolescents: factor structure and stability over time
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume18
dc.date.issued2002
local.identifier.absfor170113 - Social and Community Psychology
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub2867
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationByrne, Donald, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMazanov, Jason, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage185
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage192
local.identifier.doi10.1002/smi.940
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T07:46:55Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-0036796977
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