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Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2005

Is relatively young age within a school year a risk factor for mental health problems and poor school performance? A population-based cross-sectional study of adolescents in Oslo

Bidragsytere:
  • Lars Lien
  • Kristian Tambs
  • Brit Oppedal
  • Sonja Heyerdahl og
  • Espen Bjertness

Tidsskrift

BMC Public Health
ISSN 1471-2458
e-ISSN 1471-2458
NVI-nivå 1

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2005
Volum: 5
Hefte: 102
Open Access

Importkilder

Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-27244448710

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Tittel

Is relatively young age within a school year a risk factor for mental health problems and poor school performance? A population-based cross-sectional study of adolescents in Oslo

Sammendrag

Background: Several studies have shown that children who are relatively young within a school year are at greater risk for poorer school performance compared with their older peers. One study also reported that relative age within a school year is an independent risk factor for emotional and behavioral problems. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that relatively younger adolescents in the multiethnic population of Oslo have poorer school performance and more mental health problems than their relatively older classmates within the same school year. Methods: This population-based cross-sectional study included all 10th-grade pupils enrolled in 2000 and 2001 in the city of Oslo. The participation rate was 88%. Of the 6,752 pupils in the study sample, 25% had a non-Norwegian background. Mental health problems were quantified using the abbreviated versions of Symptom Check List-25 (SCL-10) and the Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ). Information on school performances and mental health problems were self-reported. We controlled for confounding factors including parental educational level, social support, gender, and ethnicity. Results: The youngest one-third of pupils had significantly lower average school grades than the middle one-third and oldest one-third of their classmates (p

Bidragsytere

Aktiv cristin-person

Lars Lien

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Universitetet i Oslo

Kristian Tambs

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Fysisk helse og aldring ved Folkehelseinstituttet

Brit Oppedal

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for barns helse og utvikling ved Folkehelseinstituttet

Sonja Heyerdahl

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved RBUP Øst og Sør

Espen Bjertness

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Universitetet i Oslo
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