Journal of Depression and Anxiety

Journal of Depression and Anxiety
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-1044

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Factors Affecting Adolescent Mental Health

Neslihan Lök, Kerime Bademli and Muammer Canbaz

This study was conducted to evaluate mental health status of secondary school students. The study sample consisted of 176 senior high school students attending a secondary school. Socio-demographic information form and the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) have been used to collect data. Chi square test has been used for evaluating the relationship between socio demographic characteristics and GHQ-12. The average age of the adolescents participating in the study is 16.34 ± 1.34, 45.9% is female, 52.1% is not working mother, 48.7% is working father, 47.9% is mother and 38.0% is high school and higher. It was determined that 39.8% of the students lived in the core family. As a result of the General Health Questionnaire of the adolescents, it was seen that 41.47% of the adolescents scored below 2.58. 52% scored 2 or more, and the group was risky for mental health.