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Gender and age differences in the concerns of adolescents in Northern Ireland

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Gallagher, M and Millar, Robert (1998) Gender and age differences in the concerns of adolescents in Northern Ireland. ADOLESCENCE, 33 (132). pp. 863-876. [Journal article]

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Abstract

This study surveyed the self-expressed worries of 3,983 adolescents in Northern Ireland, with a specific focus on identifying age and gender differences. Students aged thirteen to eighteen years completed a 138-item scale in which they indicated frequency of worry across a range of social and personal issues. Analysis of their responses revealed that females reported worrying significantly more frequently than did males, particularly in regard to transition from school and personal and academic issues. Students over sixteen years old reported worrying significantly less frequently than did their younger counterparts. These results are discussed in the context of societal, gender-related, and developmental influences.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute
Psychology Research Institute > Health and Wellbeing
ID Code:1964
Deposited By:Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:14 Dec 2009 14:48
Last Modified:25 Apr 2012 14:10

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