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The pathways between socioeconomic status and adolescent outcomes: a systematic review

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posted on 01.03.2017, 00:00 authored by Bethany Devenish, Merrilyn HooleyMerrilyn Hooley, David MellorDavid Mellor
Socioeconomic status (SES) is a significant risk factor for negative adolescent development outcomes. Identifying the pathways between SES and these outcomes may inform interventions for adolescents from this demographic. We conducted a systematic literature review of eight databases for studies investigating pathways between SES and adolescent psychosocial outcomes. A total of 59 articles met inclusion criteria. Significant risk factors identified include economic stress, chaos in the home, and violence in the community. These risk factors appear to be mediated through parent depression, conflict between parents, parenting practices, and adolescent resilience. Interventions focusing on the identified risk factors are recommended.

History

Journal

American journal of community psychology

Volume

59

Issue

1-2

Pagination

219 - 238

Publisher

Wiley

Location

Chichester, Eng.

ISSN

0091-0562

eISSN

1573-2770

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2017, Society for Community Research and Action