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Claudia López-Madrigal, Jesús de la Fuente, Javier García-Manglano, José Manuel Martínez-Vicente, Francisco Javier Peralta-Sánchez, & Jorge Amate-Romera. (2021). The Role of Gender and Age in the Emotional Well-Being Outcomes of Young Adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(522), 522
Young adults face different stressors in their transition to college. Negative emotions such as stress can emerge from the demands they face. This study aimed at gaining an improved understanding of the role that gender and age play in the well-being of young adults. Coping strategies, resilience, self-regulation, and positivity were selected as indicators of well-being. Descriptive and inferential analysis have been conducted. Results show that well-being varies significantly with age and gender. Gender was predominantly involved in the acquisition of the well-being outcomes, highly predicting problem-focused coping strategies. No interaction effects were found between gender and age. An improved understanding of the developmental factors involved in well-being outcomes will enlighten future interventions aimed at improving young people’s resources to face adversity.