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Psychosocial Health of Adolescent living in Urban Slum Nigeria

Idowu, Adenike E. and Amoo, Emmanuel O. and Chiazor, A.I. and Adekeye, Olujide A (2015) Psychosocial Health of Adolescent living in Urban Slum Nigeria. Review of Economics and Development Studies, 1 (1). ISSN 2519-9706

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The paper examines association of neighborhood characteristics with psychosocial statues of adolescent living in urban slums. Data for the study were obtained from a cross sectional survey among adolescent age 15-19, living in urban slums in Lagos State. Adopted a measuring scale for adverse environment and psychosocial attributes, data were analyzed using univariate and binary logistic regression analysis. Results revealed that neighborhood characteristics were associated with low self-academic performance rating. Both parental process and neighborhood factors such social disorganization was able to predict psychosocial wellbeing such subjective academic performance rating. The findings revealed among others that adverse neighborhood characteristics in urban slum were associated with unhealthy subjective wellbeing which reflects wide personal and social contexts and have implications for public health and social wellbeing. This paper calls for programmes that are tailor to addressing rapidly developing slum settlements in low income area, to secure the future generation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neighborhood, Adolescent, Psychosocial Health, Urba
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2017 09:32
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 12:37

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