HBSC Briefing paper 24: Mental and emotional well-being in Scottish adolescents

Alina Cosma, Gill Rhodes, Candace Currie, Jo Inchley, Dorothy Currie, Karen Hunter, Fergus Neville, Ross Whitehead

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Adolescence is a period of intensive physical and emotional development with long-term impacts on mental
and emotional well-being. This Briefing Paper presents the findings from the 2014 Scottish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey on key measures of subjective well-being: life satisfaction, happiness,
quality of life, psychological complaints, and perceived stress. Many of these are included in the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Indicator set established following a review of the evidence in Scotland in 2012.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUniversity of St Andrews
PublisherChild and Adolescent Health Research Unit (CAHRU)
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

Publication series

NameHBSC Briefing Paper


  • Adolescent
  • Mental Health
  • Wellbeing
  • Scotland


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