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Haraldsson, Katarina
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Haraldsson, K., Lindgren, E.-C., Mattsson, B., Fridlund, B. & Marklund, B. (2011). Adolescent Girls' Experiences of Underlying Social Processes Triggering Stress in Their Everyday Life: A grounded theory study. Stress and Health, 27(2), E61-E70
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2011 (English)In: Stress and Health, ISSN 1532-3005, E-ISSN 1532-2998, Vol. 27, no 2, p. E61-E70Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to generate a theoretical model of underlying social processes that trigger stress in adolescent girls’ everyday life. In-depth interviews regarding the experiences of stress at home, school and during leisure time were conducted with 14 17-year-old schoolgirls. Data were analysed by means of the grounded theory method. Stress was triggered in the interaction between responsibility and the way in which the girls were encountered. Triggered emotional reactions took the form of four dimensions of stress included ambivalence, frustration, despair and downheartedness. These reactions were dependent on whether the girls voluntary assumed responsibility for various situations or whether they were forced, or felt they were being forced, to assume responsibility in interaction with an encounter characterized by closeness or distance. These forms of stress reactions could appear in one dimension and subsequently shift to another. From the public health perspective, the generated stress model can be used in the planning and implementation of future actions to prevent stress and promote well-being related to stress in adolescent girls.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2011
Keywords
Adolescent girls, Grounded theory, Public health, Stress, Interview
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-5698 (URN)10.1002/smi.1336 (DOI)000290579800006 ()2-s2.0-79954548692 (Scopus ID)
Note

Early view, Article first published online: 9 JUL 2010

Available from: 2010-09-13 Created: 2010-09-13 Last updated: 2018-12-10Bibliographically approved
Haraldsson, K., Lindgren, E.-C., Hildingh, C. & Marklund, B. (2010). What makes the everyday life of Swedish adolescent girls less stressful: a qualitative analysis. Health Promotion International, 25(2), 192-199
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2010 (English)In: Health Promotion International, ISSN 0957-4824, E-ISSN 1460-2245, Vol. 25, no 2, p. 192-199Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Stress is a widespread phenomenon in society today, not least among children and adolescents. Stress-related ill-health has increased in this population and affects girls to a greater extent than boys. Against this background, it is important to acquire knowledge about measures that prevent stress, especially in girls. The aim of this study was therefore to illuminate adolescent girls' experiences and reflections about what makes everyday life less stressful. An explorative design, qualitative content analysis, was used. In-depth interviews were conducted with fifteen 17-year-old girls. The analysis comprised both manifest and latent content and revealed the girls' own experiences of and reflections about what makes everyday life less stressful. Three categories, 'Enjoyment and Recovery', 'Trust' and 'Insight and Influence', and nine subcategories emerged. The latent content of these categories is described by the theme 'access to sources of strength'. It is essential that persons in the girls' surroundings are aware of all sources that provide the strength to resist and prevent stress in everyday life. A climate has to be created in all arenas of the girls' everyday life in which they can access these sources of strength. Utilizing the girls' experiences and views about what needs to be done is the first step towards a preventive and promotive mode of working on their own circumstances and wishes. This approach is consistent with the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, which emphasizes the importance of involving the target group.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010
Keywords
adolescent girls, health promotion, stress prevention, qualitative content analysis
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-4741 (URN)10.1093/heapro/dap061 (DOI)000279108800007 ()20233834 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-77952917696 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2010-06-14 Created: 2010-06-14 Last updated: 2018-12-10Bibliographically approved
Haraldsson, K., Lindgren, E.-C., Fridlund, B., Baigi, A., Lydell, M. C. & Marklund, B. (2008). Evaluation of a school-based adolescent health promotion programme with focus on well-being related to stress. In: Proc. European Conference on Public Health: ”Health and innovation in Europe”, Centro Congressos de Lisboa 5-8 November 2008: . Paper presented at ASPHER European Conference on Public Health, 5-8 November 2008, Lisbon.
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2008 (English)In: Proc. European Conference on Public Health: ”Health and innovation in Europe”, Centro Congressos de Lisboa 5-8 November 2008, 2008Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Keywords
health promotion, adolescence, stress, well-being
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-2919 (URN)2082/3321 (Local ID)2082/3321 (Archive number)2082/3321 (OAI)
Conference
ASPHER European Conference on Public Health, 5-8 November 2008, Lisbon
Available from: 2009-09-03 Created: 2009-09-03 Last updated: 2019-05-27Bibliographically approved

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