Stephanie Plenty

Stephanie Plenty


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Works at Swedish institute for social research
Telephone 08-16 26 72
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 F
Room F975
Postal address Institutet för social forskning 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am a researcher within the Level of Living (LNU) research group at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) and I am also a member of the CILS4EU project at the Institute for Futures Studies (IFFS). I received my PhD in Psychology from the Australian National University. 

My research interests address the importance of social conditions for positive development during adolescence. Specific areas include mental wellbeing, school motivation and coping, antisocial behaviours and social integration. My previous work on social conditions has focused on interpersonal relationships and support as well as school policy and contextual effects.

My current research focuses on two themes addressing inequalities in adolescent wellbeing, a) the role of social status and support and b) the social integration of immigrant youth.


Research Areas

Adolescent wellbeing, social relationships and support, and school effects. 


Recent Publications

Plenty, S. M. & Jonsson, J. O. (2016) Social exclusion among peers: The role of immigrant status and clasroom immigrant density. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Advanced online publication. DOI: 10.1007/s10964-016-0564-5

Plenty, S. M. & Mood, C. (2016). Money, peers and parents: Social and economic aspects of inequality in youth wellbeing. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 1294-1308.

Plenty, S. M., Östberg, V., & Modin, B. (2015). The role of psychosocial school conditions in adolescent prosocial behaviour. School Psychology International, Advanced online publication. doi:10.1177/0143034315573350.

Brolin Låftman, S. Modin, B., Östberg, V., Hoven, H., & Plenty, S., M. (2015). Effort-reward imbalance in the school setting: associations with somatic pain and self-rated health. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 43(2), 123-139.

Plenty, S. M., Östberg, V., Almquist, Y. B, Augustine, L. & Modin, B. (2014). Psychosocial working conditions: An analysis of emotional symptoms and conduct problems amongst adolescent students. Journal of Adolescence, 37(4), 407–417.



Last updated: March 7, 2018

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