Factors affecting children’s mental health over time
AuthorsLarissa Pople and Neera Sharma
and examine the factors that are associated with mental health problems among 10-15 year-olds. The research exploits the longitudinal design of Understanding Society to shed light on factors measured at age 10-11 and 14-15 that are important in determining poorer mental health at age 14-15. In particular, Understanding Society’s longitudinal panel survey enables changes in mental health to be examined over time - identifying risks and protective factors within a household context over the short and long term.