Understanding adolescent mental health: the influence of social processes, doing gender and gendered power relations.

@article{Landstedt2009UnderstandingAM,
  title={Understanding adolescent mental health: the influence of social processes, doing gender and gendered power relations.},
  author={Evelina Landstedt and Kenneth K. Asplund and Katja Gillander G{\aa}din},
  journal={Sociology of health \& illness},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 7},
  pages={
          962-78
        }
}
Despite a well-documented gender pattern in adolescent mental health, research investigating possible explanatory factors from a gender-theoretical approach is scarce. This paper reports a grounded theory study based on 29 focus groups. The aim was to explore 16- to 19-year-old students' perceptions of what is significant for mental health, and to apply a gender analysis to the findings in order to advance understanding of the gender pattern in adolescent mental health. Significant factors were… Expand
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