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Variations in Adolescent Mental Health: The Significance of Social Factors at the Individual and Area Levels

2:30-4:30 p.m.
University of Toronto, Public Health Sciences Auditorium (155 College), 6th Floor

Sarah E. Curtis (DPhil) Professor of Health and Risk, University of Durham, UK

This seminar concerns social factors associated with adolescent mental health and the findings are discussed in terms of theories about varying individual vulnerability to health risks posed by social conditions at the area level. This research used national survey data for young adults in England to explore empirically the relationships between social fragmentation in communities (measured for geographical areas), social support experienced by individuals from their immediate social circle, and psychosocial health of young adults, measured by the General Health Questionnaire.

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