Beliefs in social inclusion: invariance in associations among hope, dysfunctional attitudes, and social inclusion across adolescence and young adulthood

Berry, Clio and Greenwood, Kathryn (2018) Beliefs in social inclusion: invariance in associations among hope, dysfunctional attitudes, and social inclusion across adolescence and young adulthood. Development and Psychopathology, 30 (4). pp. 1403-1419. ISSN 0954-5794

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Abstract

Social disability in youth is an important precursor of long-term social and mental health problems. Social inclusion is a key policy driver and fits well within a new paradigm of health and well-being rather than illness-oriented services, yet little is known about social inclusion and its facilitators for “healthy” young people. We present a novel exploratory structural analysis of social inclusion using measures from 387 14- to 36-year-olds. Our model represents social inclusion as comprising social activity and community belonging, with both domains predicted by hopeful and dysfunctional self-beliefs but hopefulness more uniquely predicting social inclusion in adolescence. We conclude that social inclusion can be modeled for meaningful comparison across spectra of development, mental health, and functioning.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Research Centres and Groups: Developmental and Clinical Psychology Research Group
Depositing User: Clio Berry
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2018 11:05
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2018 13:20
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/73619

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