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Longitudinal effects of mental wellbeing of young people entering university

Wednesday, 13 October 2021 , 2pm

Speakers: Dr Anesa Hosein and Dr Kieran Balloo


Abstract: Poor mental health and wellbeing during adolescence can have a negative impact on the life outcomes (i.e. education, employment, and mental health and wellbeing outcomes) of young people during emerging adulthood. Recent research on young people’s wellbeing has particularly paid attention to apparent increases in problems with students’ mental health. However, there is a lack of evidence about whether outcomes differ between those who participate in higher education and those who do not. Drawing on data from the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE, now called Next Steps), the ESRC-funded ‘Student Wellbeing & Life Outcomes Project’ investigates whether life outcomes during emerging adulthood vary based on the intersectionality of young people’s social identities (such as sex, social class, sexuality and ethnicity), and the cultural, social and built environments of the university they attend(ed). In this talk, we will discuss the secondary data analysis approach we are using in this project and provide some preliminary findings that may have implications for how to effectively support the wellbeing of students and graduates.


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Meeting ID: 826 4181 7491 

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