Determinants of positive and negative affect among adolescents and young adults in indonesia: A population-based survey

Nurul Purborini, Ming Been Lee, Hsiu Ju Chang*

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Abstract

Positive and negative affect are crucial for mental health. However, the determinant factors of positive and negative affect have yet to be examined between adolescents and young adults. This study aimed to explore the determinant factors of positive and negative affect, comparing their effects among adolescents and young adults and among the two sexes in Indonesia. We undertook secondary data analyses of the Indonesia Family Life Survey for this cross-sectional study. Questionnaires on sociodemographic characteristics, physical and mental health-related variables, and childhood family experiences from 2014 were used as independent variables, and positive and negative affect were used as the dependent variables. Hierarchical linear regression was performed to investigate the factors associated with positive and negative affect and to compare their effects between adolescents and young adults. The hierarchical linear regression revealed that sociodemographic characteristics, perceived health, smoking, chronic condition, acute morbidity, sleep, childhood family experiences, depression, personality type, life satisfaction, happiness, and experience of disasters were associated with positive and negative affect among adolescents and young adults in Indonesia. Identification of positive and negative affect as well as their associated factors among adolescents and young adults should be considered when developing preventive programs in the community.

Original languageEnglish
Article number12326
JournalInternational journal of environmental research and public health
Volume18
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Negative affect
  • Positive affect
  • Risk factors
  • Young adults

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