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Care competencies in adolescents : development of a new measure and relationships with well-being

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Worldwide, we observe an increasing focus on fostering well-being in adolescents. This is reflected in growing research in the field of care. However, empirical research is lacking that focuses on the relationship between components of care: receiving care, self-care and extending care. This lack of research is mirrored in the lack of valid measures for assessing care competencies in educational contexts. The present research, therefore, has four goals: 1) to create a valid and reliable scale assessing levels of care competencies based on the multifaceted and multidimensional concept of care; 2) to explore the relationship between socio-demographic characteristics and care competencies in adolescents; 3) to examine the psychological outcomes associated with different levels of care competencies in adolescents; 4) to explore the interaction of the three care dimensions in predicting adolescents’ well-being. Based on data from 742 adolescents, a reliable and valid scale could be developed with six subscales: Receiving care, self-care and extending care, with each of them falling apart in care competencies and care failures. Gender, age and academic achievement were related to care competencies/failures. Findings support the link between adolescents’ well-being and care competencies/failures. These results have implications for promoting adolescents’ well-being through school-based care-cultivation programs.
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Developmental Psychology, Adolescents, Care competencies, Well-being, Scale development, SELF-COMPASSION, SOCIAL SUPPORT, DIFFICULTIES QUESTIONNAIRE, MENTAL-HEALTH, OTHERS, MINDFULNESS, LIFE, METAANALYSIS, ASSOCIATION, PREDICTORS

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Nguyễn Phước, Cát Tường, et al. “Care Competencies in Adolescents : Development of a New Measure and Relationships with Well-Being.” CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY, 2022, doi:10.1007/s12144-019-00603-4.
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Nguyễn Phước, C. T., Beyers, W., & Valcke, M. (2022). Care competencies in adolescents : development of a new measure and relationships with well-being. CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-019-00603-4
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Nguyễn Phước, Cát Tường, Wim Beyers, and Martin Valcke. 2022. “Care Competencies in Adolescents : Development of a New Measure and Relationships with Well-Being.” CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-019-00603-4.
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Nguyễn Phước, Cát Tường, Wim Beyers, and Martin Valcke. 2022. “Care Competencies in Adolescents : Development of a New Measure and Relationships with Well-Being.” CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY. doi:10.1007/s12144-019-00603-4.
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Nguyễn Phước CT, Beyers W, Valcke M. Care competencies in adolescents : development of a new measure and relationships with well-being. CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY. 2022;
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C. T. Nguyễn Phước, W. Beyers, and M. Valcke, “Care competencies in adolescents : development of a new measure and relationships with well-being,” CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY, 2022.
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  journal      = {{CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY}},
  keywords     = {{Developmental Psychology,Adolescents,Care competencies,Well-being,Scale development,SELF-COMPASSION,SOCIAL SUPPORT,DIFFICULTIES QUESTIONNAIRE,MENTAL-HEALTH,OTHERS,MINDFULNESS,LIFE,METAANALYSIS,ASSOCIATION,PREDICTORS}},
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