publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

Social and School Connectedness in Early Secondary School as Predictors of Late Teenage Substance Use, Mental Health, and Academic Outcomes

Bond, Lyndal; Butler, Helen; Thomas, Lyndal; Carlin, John; Glover, Sara; Bowes, Glenn; Patton, George;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2007 Journal: Journal of Adolescent Health, volume 40, pages 357,000,000,000-357,000,000,000,000,000,000 (issn: 1054-139X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract Purpose To examine associations between social relationships and school engagement in early secondary school and mental health, substance use, and educational achievement 2–4 years later. Methods School-based longitudinal study of secondary school students, surveyed at school in Year 8 (13–14-years-old) and Year 10 (16-years-old), and 1-year post-secondary school. A total of 2678 Year 8 students (74%) participated in the first wave of data collection. For the school-based surveys, attrition was Results Having both good school and social connectedness in Year 8 was associated with the best outcomes in later years. In contrast, participants with low schoo...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Anxiety, medicine.symptom, medicine, Mental health, Clinical psychology, Longitudinal study, Psychology, Social connectedness, Injury prevention, Social alienation, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Suicide prevention, Social psychology, Interpersonal relationship
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

Social and School Connectedness in Early Secondary School as Predictors of Late Teenage Substance Use, Mental Health, and Academic Outcomes

Bond, Lyndal; Butler, Helen; Thomas, Lyndal; Carlin, John; Glover, Sara; Bowes, Glenn; Patton, George;