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Thesis (Bachelor's)

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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1946/20134

Title: 
  • Social Support as a Buffer Against Depression and Anxiety After Exposure to Negative Life Events
Degree: 
  • Bachelor's
Abstract: 
  • After exposure to negative life events, people often suffer from mental health problems as a consequence. Social support is a protective factor that has shown to buffer against depression after exposure to negative life events. The aim of the current study was to investigate the moderating effects of social support on depression and anxiety in individuals who have been exposed to negative life events. This was studied in a large sample of Icelandic adolescents using data from the Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis (ICSRA). The buffering hypothesis was not supported in the data, however, the findings suggested that social support is beneficial irrespective of the amount of experienced negative life events.

  • Abstract is in Icelandic

    Eftir að fólk lendir í neikvæðum lífsatburðum þá þróast oft með því þunglyndi og kvíði sem afleiðing þess. Sýnt hefur verið fram á það að félagslegur stuðningur getur virkað sem verndandi þáttur gegn geðrænum vandamálum eftir að hafa lent í neikvæðum lífsviðburðum. Þetta er kallað „buffering hypothesis“. Markmið rannsóknarinnar var að rannsaka áhrif félagslegans stuðnings á þunglyndi og kvíða eftir upplifun neikvæðra atburða. Þetta var rannsakað í stóru úrtaki Íslenskra ungmenna með því að nota gögn frá Rannsóknum og greiningu. Svokallaða „buffering hypothesis“ var ekki studd í gögnunum en niðurstöður gáfu til kynna að félagslegur stuðningur væri gagnlegur óháð fjölda neikvæðra lífsatburða og því ætti að efla félagslegan stuðning fyrir alla.

Accepted: 
  • Nov 27, 2014
URI: 
  • http://hdl.handle.net/1946/20134


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