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Title: Housing, living arrangements and mental health of young adults in independent living
Authors: Seo, BK 
Park, GR
Issue Date: 2-May-2021
Source: International journal of environmental research and public health, 2 May 2021, v. 18, no. 10, 5250, p. 1-10
Abstract: Young adults are prone to psychological stress and anxiety induced by major transitions to adulthood. While employment has predominated in previous research on the social determinants of young people’s mental health, this study examines the association between young people’s housing problems and mental health in the context of an unaffordable housing market. Using the Survey on the Living Conditions and Welfare Needs of Youths (n = 1308) in Korea, the study found that perceived poor housing quality and material hardship are negatively associated with the mental health of young adults living independently. Specifically, while poor housing quality and material hardship induced by housing cost burden were negatively associated with single-person house-holds’ mental health, only poor housing quality was associated with non-single-person households’ mental health. This study is one of the few studies examining the linkage between housing problems and mental health of young adults and informs the interventions aimed at promoting the psychological well-being of young adults in the transition from parents’ homes to independent living.
Keywords: Housing cost burden
Living arrangements
Mental health
Perceived housing quality
Young adults
Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
Journal: International journal of environmental research and public health 
ISSN: 1661-7827
EISSN: 1660-4601
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18105250
Rights: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
The following publication Seo, B. K., & Park, G. R. (2021). Housing, Living Arrangements and Mental Health of Young Adults in Independent Living. International journal of environmental research and public health, 18(10), 5250 is available at https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105250
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