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University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture has in 2011 established the Center on Salutogenesis. We are today responsible for the a the website We are running a systematic and analytical research synthesis on salutogenic research 1992-up to date. The website is a continuation of a former one located in Helsinki, Finland. The new website is now in Swedish and in English.

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Analysis of the importance of family in the development of sense of coherence during adolescence

Aged 13 - 18
Mean age 15,41

Multiple regression analysis
Examine the role of different dimensions of the family con¬text in the development of SOC. Potential gender and age differences in SOC were examined as well.
SOC Scale
SOC-29, 7-point Likert scale
Statistical data

(n, mean total SOC, mean the three dimensions, SOC division, correlates to other standardized measures, response rate)
N= 7580, mean total SOC = 4.59 (from 1 to 7)

Main result
Main results
Differences in SOC between boys and girls were not found, but 13-14 year olds showed a slightly higher SOC than older adolescents.
Family dimensions (affection, ease of communication with parents, parental knowledge, quality of the relationship between parents and family affluence) explained 18.1% of the variability on SOC scores, after controlling for demographic variables. Perceived family wealth and frequency of family activities failed to make a significant contribution beyond the aforementioned family dimensions.
Limitations of the study: Cross-sectional design does not allow drawing definitive conclusions about the direction of the relationships between family dimensions and SOC
García-Moya, I., Rivera, F., Moreno, C., Lindström, B., & Jiménez-Iglesias, A. (2012).Analysis of the importance of family in the development of sense of coherence during adolescence. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 40(4), 333-339. doi: 10.1177/1403494812449924
Inserted: 03.09.2013 13:34:45
Updated: 04.09.2013 16:15:59