oru.sePublikationer
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Gender differences in psychiatric disorders and clusters of self-esteem among detained adolescents
Department of Special Education, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium .
Curium-Leiden University Medical Centre, Oegstgeest, Netherlands . (CAPS)
Department of Special Education, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium .
2014 (English)In: Psychiatry Research, ISSN 0165-1781, E-ISSN 1872-7123, Vol. 220, no 3, 991-997 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Detained minors display substantial mental health needs. This study focused on two features (psychopathology and self-esteem) that have received considerable attention in the literature and clinical work, but have rarely been studied simultaneously in detained youths. The aims of this study were to examine gender differences in psychiatric disorders and clusters of self-esteem, and to test the hypothesis that the cluster of adolescents with lower (versus higher) levels of self-esteem have higher rates of psychiatric disorders. The prevalence of psychiatric disorders was assessed in 440 Belgian, detained adolescents using the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children-IV. Self-esteem was assessed using the Self-perception Profile for Adolescents. Model-based cluster analyses were performed to identify youths with lower and/or higher levels of self-esteem across several domains. Girls have higher rates for most psychiatric disorders and lower levels of self-esteem than boys. A higher number of clusters was identified in boys (four) than girls (three). Generally, the cluster of adolescents with lower (versus higher) levels of self-esteem had a higher prevalence of psychiatric disorders. These results suggest that the detection of low levels of self-esteem in adolescents, especially girls, might help clinicians to identify a subgroup of detained adolescents with the highest prevalence of psychopathology.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 220, no 3, 991-997 p.
Keyword [en]
Forensic psychiatry; Mental health; Self-worth; Sex difference; Young offenders
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject
Psychology; Psychiatry
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-44141DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.10.012ISI: 000347361300039PubMedID: 25454118Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84919608614OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-44141DiVA: diva2:801161
Available from: 2015-04-08 Created: 2015-04-08 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMedScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Colins, Olivier F.
In the same journal
Psychiatry Research
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 57 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf