Emotional health and coping mechanisms among adolescents in Malaysian residential foster care homes: A comparative study with adolescents living with families

Marjan Mohammadzadeh, Esra Tajik, Hamidin Awang, Latiffah Abdul Latiff - Asian Journal of Psychiatry

This article presents the findings of a study that examined the emotional health status and coping mechanisms of adolescents living in residential care facilities in Malaysia, in comparison with that of adolescents living in families. The study found that adolescents in residential care faced significantly more emotional health problems than the adolescents who lived in families, including higher prevalence of depression, anxiety, and stress, as well as fewer healthy coping mechanisms.