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Family values and psychological distress among adolescents. Is there any association? A comparison study in Malaysia

Musa, Ramli and Shafie, Nurfatin Shahera and Zulkifli, Nurul Afiqah and Kamaruzaman, Nur Atira and Al-Ani, Ali Sabri Radeef (2019) Family values and psychological distress among adolescents. Is there any association? A comparison study in Malaysia. Mediterranean Journal of Clinical Phychology, 7 (1). pp. 1-16. ISSN 2282-1619

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Abstract

Background: Adolescence is a critical transition phase in the life of an individual to be independent and to mould their own identity. Family dynamic is the most influential factor in adolescent mental health. Objectives. This research aimed to analyse the differences of family values, psychological distress and its associated finadolescents living in a long-term residential care as compared to adolescents in an ordinary school. Method: A cross-sectional study was carried out with 150 respondents using clustered random sampling. The Asian Family Characteristics Scale was used to assess the family values. The Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale was used to measure the mental state of the respondents. Results: Children in long-term residential care showed significantly lower family values in all domains and higher in levels of stress, anxiety, depression. Findings show that there is significant association between psychological distress and family values. Conclusion: Family dynamic has a strong ramification to behavioural and psychological aspects of adolescents. Preventive measures and policy maker should be advocated in order to minimize psychological problems among adolescence in this country.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5818/71699
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psychological distress, Family characteristics, Adolescent health, Depression, Anxiety; Stress
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: Professor Ramli Musa
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2019 08:36
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2019 10:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/71699

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