Adolescent mental health in China: policies, measurements, prevalence and influencing factors
The overriding aim of this PhD research project is to measure, describe and analyze the mental health status of adolescents in China and the role of policy and planning for adolescent mental health in China compared to Sweden. The evaluation of the psychometric properties of an instrument assessing mental health in Chinese adolescents is considered to be the fundamental of the quantitative study. How adolescent mental health policies are translated into local practices in Sweden and China were compared to to seek to understand the two adolescent mental health systems in order learn from them, as political events and processes in one context often can be clarified and illuminated by comparing them with similar events and processes in other contexts. Furthermore, the prevalence of mental health in different groups of adolescents and the underlying factors of adolescent mental health are investigated.