Stress, psychological symptoms, social support and health behaviour among black students in South Africa

SOURCE: Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2004
TITLE AUTHOR(S): K.Peltzer
KEYWORDS: GRADE 12, HEALTH, LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION PROGRAMMES, PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT, SOCIAL NETWORKS, STRESS, UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 1693

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Abstract

The study investigated stress events, perceived stress, and social support in relation to various common health behaviours among black South African students. It is suggested that psychological symptoms and social support need to be included in enhancing lifestyle intervention programmes among youth.