Emerging Adulthood: A Time of Changes in Psychosocial Well-Being.

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Etat: Serval
Version: Author's accepted manuscript
ID Serval
serval:BIB_C044BFB19978
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Emerging Adulthood: A Time of Changes in Psychosocial Well-Being.
Périodique
Evaluation & the health professions
Auteur(s)
Baggio S., Studer J., Iglesias K., Daeppen J.B., Gmel G.
ISSN
1552-3918 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0163-2787
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
12/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
40
Numéro
4
Pages
383-400
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
The principal aim of this study was to investigate the psychosocial well-being of emerging adults using psychological states associated with this transitional phase and classic measures of emerging adulthood. We expected psychological states to be more closely associated with psychological well-being than classic markers of achieved adulthood. Data were collected in the Cohort Study on Substance Use Risk Factors from 4,991 Swiss men aged 18-25 years. The assessment included the Short Form of the Inventory of Dimensions of Emerging Adulthood (IDEA-8), classic markers of achieved adulthood (e.g., financial independence, stable relationship), and psychosocial well-being. Structural equation models (SEMs) were conducted to test the association between measures of emerging adulthood and psychosocial well-being. Overall, the results highlighted contrasting associations of measures of emerging adulthood and psychosocial well-being. Youths facing negative psychological states (dimension "negativity") and exploring life without knowing how to define themselves (dimension "identity exploration") had a decreased psychosocial well-being. On the contrary, youths exploring many opportunities with an optimistic perspective (dimension "experimentation") had an increased psychosocial well-being. By contrast, classic markers of adulthood were less related to psychosocial well-being. The IDEA-8 Scale appeared to be a useful screening tool for identifying vulnerable youths, and emerging adulthood should be measured with a focus on the psychological states associated with this period. This information may be valuable for mental health systems that have not yet adapted to emerging adults' needs.
Mots-clé
Adolescent, Adult, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Mental Health, Psychological Techniques, Psychology, Adolescent, Psychology, Developmental, Social Support, Socioeconomic Factors, Switzerland, Young Adult, at-risk population, health behavior, measurement, mental health, transition to adulthood, well-being
Pubmed
Web of science
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16/09/2016 19:32
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30/07/2018 17:47
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