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Psychosocial Health in Youth: An International Perspective
Psychosocial health in youth: An international perspective
John C. LeBlancPamela J. TalbotWendy M. Craig

In this chapter, we will address the question, “How are the world's children and youth faring with regard to their psychosocial health?” Although at first glance this question is straightforward, it requires careful dissection and definition. There are no universally accepted definitions of psychosocial health, nor are there standard ways of measuring this concept even in one culture at one point of time. Measuring change in psychosocial health requires definitions that hold their meaning over time and across cultures. Such measurements of health over time and across cultures are most amenable to epidemiological methods with emphasis on (a) generalizability, the extent to which sample results can ...

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