Social support, ethnicity and mental health in adolescents

  title={Social support, ethnicity and mental health in adolescents},
  author={Emily Klineberg and Charlotte Clark and Kamaldeep Bhui and Mary M. Haines and Russell M. Viner and Jenny Head and Davina Woodley-Jones and Stephen A Stansfeld},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
In this study, we explored whether social support varied with ethnic group in young people, and if it explained ethnic differences in prevalence of psychological distress. A representative sample of 2790 East London adolescents (11–14 years) completed a classroom-based self-report questionnaire for this cross sectional survey. Social support was assessed using the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS). Mental health was assessed using the Strengths and Difficulties… CONTINUE READING


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