'I sort of balance it out'. Living with facial acne in emerging adulthood.

Prior, Jessica and Khadaroo, Ameerah (2015) 'I sort of balance it out'. Living with facial acne in emerging adulthood. Journal of health psychology, 20(9), pp. 1154-1165. ISSN (print) 1359-1053

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Abstract

Many emerging adults live with mild-to-moderate visible facial acne, but little is known about their experiences. A qualitative interview study was conducted with 11 adults aged 18-22 years, which aimed to explore the meaning of living with visible acne. A thematic analysis revealed three superordinate themes: coping strategies, self-perceptions and interpersonal relationships. Results revealed the utility of researching visible acne in emerging adulthood, including the use of multiple coping strategies. Health psychologists need to consider individual differences for young adults who are living with a visible difference. The importance of the peer group and family is also explicated.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Psychology
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017) > School of Psychology, Criminology and Sociology (from November 2012)
Depositing User: Automatic Import Agent
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2014 10:03
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2015 11:27
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105313509842
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/27799

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