Social connectedness improves public mental health: Investigating bidirectional relationships in the New Zealand attitudes and values survey
The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry | 15 Aug 2017
AK Saeri, T Cruwys, FK Barlow, S Stronge and CG Sibley
The importance of social connectedness in supporting public mental health is well established. However, the reverse causal pathway (that psychological ill-health leads to reduced social connectedness) remains a dominant perspective among mental health practitioners. Our analysis aimed to provide a rigorous test of the directionality of this relationship.
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