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02.09.2020 | review article

Determinants of health and well-being in adolescents

Review of sex differences with a focus on boys

verfasst von: Gloria Mittmann, Beate Schrank

Erschienen in: Wiener klinische Wochenschrift | Ausgabe 19-20/2021

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Summary

A wide variety of variables determine health and well-being in adolescence. How these variables may differ in relation to gender or sex is often not clear. In addition, research on sex differences often focuses on females rather than males. This review gives an overview on the literature with respect to possible gender/sex-specific determinants and correlates of health and well-being in adolescent boys. The search strategy used the approach of a narrative review, which led to 17 papers being included. The data synthesis employed a qualitative and descriptive analysis approach. We found sex differences in three categories: clinical symptoms, health and well-being, and risk behavior. The results show a variety of determinants that lead to sex differences in health outcomes, such as peer relations, social economic status, physical activity and coping styles. Strengths and limitations of the literature and implications for future research are discussed.
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Metadaten
Titel
Determinants of health and well-being in adolescents
Review of sex differences with a focus on boys
verfasst von
Gloria Mittmann
Beate Schrank
Publikationsdatum
02.09.2020
Verlag
Springer Vienna
Erschienen in
Wiener klinische Wochenschrift / Ausgabe 19-20/2021
Print ISSN: 0043-5325
Elektronische ISSN: 1613-7671
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00508-020-01726-6

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