A1 Journal article (refereed)
Reducing Stress and Enhancing Academic Buoyancy among Adolescents Using a Brief Web-based Program Based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy : A Randomized Controlled Trial (2019)


Puolakanaho, A., Lappalainen, R., Lappalainen, P., Muotka, J., Hirvonen, R., Eklund, K., Ahonen, T., & Kiuru, N. (2019). Reducing Stress and Enhancing Academic Buoyancy among Adolescents Using a Brief Web-based Program Based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy : A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48(2), 287-305. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-018-0973-8


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All authors or editors: Puolakanaho, Anne; Lappalainen, Raimo; Lappalainen, Päivi; Muotka, Joona; Hirvonen, Riikka; Eklund, Kenneth; Ahonen, Timo; Kiuru, Noona

Journal or series: Journal of Youth and Adolescence

ISSN: 0047-2891

eISSN: 1573-6601

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 48

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 287-305

Publisher: Springer New York LLC

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-018-0973-8

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/63076


Abstract

Acceptance and commitment therapy programs have rarely been used as preventive tools for alleviating stress and enhancing coping skills among adolescents. This randomized controlled trial examined the efficacy of a novel Finnish web- and mobile-delivered five-week intervention program called Youth COMPASS among a general sample of ninth-grade adolescents (n= 249, 49% females). The intervention group showed a small but significant decrease in overall stress (between-group Cohen’s d = 0.22) and an increase in academic buoyancy (d= 0.27). Academic skills did not influence the intervention gains, but the intervention gains were largest among high-stressed participants. The results suggest that the acceptance and commitment based Youth COMPASS program may be well suited for promoting adolescents’ well-being in the school context.


Keywords: acceptance and commitment therapy; stress (biological phenomena); young people; mobile services

Free keywords: stress; academic buoyancy; adolescents; mobile intervention; randomized controlled trial


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Reporting Year: 2019

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