European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA) 2016: ¿Qué será, será? Adolescent Research into the Future: Visions and Challenges

  • Aixa Y Aleman-Diaz (Organiser)

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Cross-national perspectives on social support and well-being in adolescence

Social support represents an important protective asset, critical for adolescent psychosocial well-being. Understanding its role in promoting a healthy development is crucial to enabling young people’s well-being. This symposium will present international data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC), a WHO Collaborative Study. This unique study collects data in 44 countries in Europe using nationally representative samples that allow us to track down behaviours over time and enables systematic cross-country comparisons. The symposium includes 4 papers that review social support in relation to peer violence (cyberbullying and physical fighting), gender equality, neighbourhood social environment and screen time. Three of the panelists will discuss national data from Armenia, Ireland, and international data from Europe and North America that explores the effects of social support on body image, subjective well-being and psychosomatic complaints. The session also includes the results of a systematic review looking at neighbourhood social environment constructs in research with adolescents. The presentations in this symposium will enable the audience to better understand the role of social support in adolescence and the importance of interventions that promote positive peer support, increased gender equality and rigor in studies that seek to examine adolescent social environments.
Period16 Sept 201619 Sept 2016
Event typeConference
LocationCadiz, SpainShow on map