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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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School context and health in adolescence: The role of sense of coherence.

Aged 13 - 18
Mean age 15.41
Cross-sectional, Questionnaire

Examine the role of school variables and sense of coherence (SOC) in the explanation of health
SOC Scale
SOC-29, 7-point Likert scale
Statistical data
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
School-related stress and SOC partially mediated the influence of support from classmates and teachers on health, and SOC had a direct effect on stress. The results supported the idea that a supportive school climate and SOC are relevant to adolescents’ health. Furthermore, SOC was the most influential variable; apart from its direct positive effect on health, SOC seemed to condition the degree to which students perceived school demands to be stressful. Specifically, students with a high SOC were less likely to suffer from high levels of school-related stress.

Limitations: The cross-sectional design of the study does not allow definitive conclusions regarding the direction of the examined relationships.

García-Moya, I., Rivera, F. & Moreno, C. (2013). School context and health in adolescence: The role of sense of coherence. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 54(3), 243–249. doi: 10.1111/sjop.12041

Inserted: 03.09.2013 14:12:28
Updated: 04.09.2013 16:10:59