Congratulations to Jackson Hewitt and his collaborators for publishing their paper titled “Influence of Gender and Self-Perceived Competence on Psychological Well-Being in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors” in the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology!
Elucidating factors associated with mental health and well-being among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors (AYAs) is increasingly important as this population continues to grow. Adolescence and young adulthood are critical times for developing self-perceived competencies (SPCs), which may be shaped by the cancer experience and may have different consequences based on the person’s gender. The authors assessed whether gender moderated the association between perceived competencies and mental health in 61 AYAs (51% males; 11–20 years old; diagnosed between 0.33 and 17.33 years old). Gender moderated the association of SPC in close friendship, job, and scholastic domains with depression, anxiety, and optimism.
Read the full paper here.