publication . Article . 2017

A dual-factor model of mental health and social support: Evidence with adolescents in residential care

Eunice Magalhães; Maria Manuela Calheiros;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Pergamon/Elsevier
  • Country: Portugal
Mental health must be viewed as a complete state, including well-being and psychopathology indicators. Social support is a protective factor to the psychological adjustment in the adolescence. A dual factor model of mental health as including two dimensions was found as more appropriate than a one-dimensional one. Our findings reinforce that the absence of significant problems is not enough for an optimal psychological functioning. A more straightforward knowledge on mental health of young people is important to address their needs in residential care info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
free text keywords: :Ciências Sociais::Sociologia [Domínio/Área Científica], Social support, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Residential care, Mental health, Protective factor, Clinical psychology, Psychology, Mental health law, Psychopathology, Psychological intervention
Funded by
FCT| UID/PSI/03125/2013
Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876
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