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A Longitudinal Study of Financial Difficulties and Mental Health in a National Sample of British Undergraduate Students

Overview of attention for article published in Community Mental Health Journal, July 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 880)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
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18 tweeters

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Title
A Longitudinal Study of Financial Difficulties and Mental Health in a National Sample of British Undergraduate Students
Published in
Community Mental Health Journal, July 2016
DOI 10.1007/s10597-016-0052-0
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Authors

Thomas Richardson, Peter Elliott, Ron Roberts, Megan Jansen

Abstract

Previous research has shown a relationship between financial difficulties and poor mental health in students, but most research is cross-sectional. To examine longitudinal relationships over time between financial variables and mental health in students. A national sample of 454 first year British undergraduate students completed measures of mental health and financial variables at up to four time points across a year. Cross-sectional relationships were found between poorer mental health and female gender, having a disability and non-white ethnicity. Greater financial difficulties predicted greater depression and stress cross-sectionally, and also predicted poorer anxiety, global mental health and alcohol dependence over time. Depression worsened over time for those who had considered abandoning studies or not coming to university for financial reasons, and there were effects for how students viewed their student loan. Anxiety and alcohol dependence also predicted worsening financial situation suggesting a bi-directional relationship. Financial difficulties appear to lead to poor mental health in students with the possibility of a vicious cycle occurring.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 118 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 26 22%
Student > Bachelor 26 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 19%
Unspecified 14 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 8%
Other 20 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 33 28%
Unspecified 24 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 14 12%
Social Sciences 11 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 8%
Other 27 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 204. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 March 2019.
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#64,573
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Outputs of similar age from Community Mental Health Journal
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