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Stressful life events and adolescent well-being: the role of parent and peer relationships

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Show simple item record McMahon, Grace Creaven, Ann-Marie Gallagher, Stephen 2020-05-05T11:44:26Z 2020
dc.identifier.citation McMahon G.;Creaven A.;Gallagher S. (2020) 'Stressful life events and adolescent well-being: the role of parent and peer relationships'. Stress And Health, . en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1532-3005
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available in ULIR until the embargo expires on the 09/01/2021
dc.description.abstract It is well established that stressful life events (e.g., family bereavements or moving to a new country) are damaging to psychological health and well-being. Indeed, social relationships are often noted as an important factor that can influence well-being and buffer the negative effects of stress. However, the quality and source of these relationships, particularly for adolescents, are often overlooked. Using the Growing Up in Ireland Survey, a population-based study of 13-year-old Irish adolescents (N = 7,525; 51.1% female), the current study examines the quality of both parent and peer relationships as potential mechanisms explaining the association between stressful life events and psychological well-being indices in adolescents. As expected, results showed that stressful life events negatively impacted the psychological well-being of adolescents. Parallel mediation analyses indicated that both parent and peer relationship quality mediated this association. Further exploratory analyses found that for girls, greater numbers of stressful life events were associated with poorer quality relationships with both their parents and peers, and in turn, these were linked to lower levels of psychological well-being. For boys, this effect was only evident for parental relationship quality, but not peers. The implication of these findings for adolescent's psychological well-being, particularly for girls, is discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley and Sons Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Stress and Health;
dc.rights This is the peer reviewed author version of the following article:Stressful life events and adolescent well-being: the role of parent and peer relationships, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving. en_US
dc.subject adolescence en_US
dc.subject Growing Up in Ireland en_US
dc.subject psychological well-being en_US
dc.subject relationship quality en_US
dc.subject stressful life events en_US
dc.title Stressful life events and adolescent well-being: the role of parent and peer relationships en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2020-05-05T11:38:22Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/smi.2923 2021-01-09
dc.embargo.terms 2021-01-09 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2945060
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Stress And Health
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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