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The Association between Loneliness, Mental Well-Being, and Self-Esteem among Adolescents in Four Nordic Countries (2021)


Lyyra, N., Thorsteinsson, E. B., Eriksson, C., Madsen, K. R., Tolvanen, A., Löfstedt, P., & Välimaa, R. (2021). The Association between Loneliness, Mental Well-Being, and Self-Esteem among Adolescents in Four Nordic Countries. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(14), Article 7405. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18147405


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Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Lyyra, Nelli; Thorsteinsson, Einar Baldvin; Eriksson, Charli; Madsen, Katrine Rich; Tolvanen, Asko; Löfstedt, Petra; Välimaa, Raili

Lehti tai sarja: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

ISSN: 1661-7827

eISSN: 1660-4601

Julkaisuvuosi: 2021

Volyymi: 18

Lehden numero: 14

Artikkelinumero: 7405

Kustantaja: MDPI AG

Julkaisumaa: Sveitsi

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18147405

Julkaisun avoin saatavuus: Avoimesti saatavilla

Julkaisukanavan avoin saatavuus: Kokonaan avoin julkaisukanava

Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77123

Lisätietoja: This article belongs to the Special Issue Loneliness: An Issue for Personal Well-Being and Public Health.


Tiivistelmä

Positive mental health is central to adolescent well-being. The present study examines the prevalence of loneliness and positive mental health indicators (mental well-being and self-esteem) in four Nordic countries and associations between loneliness, mental well-being, and high self-esteem. This study is based on data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study which was conducted in 2018 in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Sweden. Participants were 5883 15-year-old boys and girls. To examine the associations between loneliness, mental well-being, and self-esteem, structural equation modeling (SEM) was applied. In the comparison of Nordic countries, the prevalence of loneliness was highest among Finnish and Icelandic adolescents. High mental well-being and high self-esteem were most prevalent in Denmark and Sweden. In general, boys scored higher on positive mental health indicators and girls on loneliness. Loneliness was also a strong indicator of low mental well-being and low self-esteem in all Nordic countries. Loneliness is not only associated with mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, but it is also a risk factor for adolescents’ positive mental health. Positive mental health is important for healthy maturation and there is a need to develop initiatives to reduce adolescent loneliness and so support positive development.


YSO-asiasanat: yksinäisyys; hyvinvointi; henkinen hyvinvointi; itsetunto; itsetuntemus; persoonallisuuden kehitys; sosiaaliset suhteet; ihmissuhteet; mielenterveyshäiriöt; nuoret; murrosikä; positiivinen psykologia

Vapaat asiasanat: Pohjoismaat


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