Adverse Peer Relations and Depressogenic Symptoms in Preadolescence

Adverse Peer Relations and Depressogenic Symptoms in Preadolescence

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In two sequential studies, the longitudinal association between 384 fourth through sixth graders' adverse peer relations and depressogenic symptoms was investigated. The first study was conducted to explicate the prospective relations between peer rejection and depressive symptoms. Peer reports of peer rejection and teacher and parent measures of depressive symptoms were collected in the spring of each year. Structural equation modeling results provided support for a symptoms-driven model whereby depressive symptoms contributed to subsequent declines in peer rejection. No support was found for the premise that low peer rejection predicts changes in preadolescents' depressive symptoms or that peer rejection and depressive symptoms are transactionally related.Achenbach, T. M. (1991a). Manual for the Child Behavior Checklist/4-18 and 1991 Profile. Burlington, VT: University of Vermont, Department of Psychiatry. Achenbach, T. M. (1991b). Manual for the Teachera#39;s Report Form and 1991 profile.


Title:Adverse Peer Relations and Depressogenic Symptoms in Preadolescence
Author:Karen Puccia Kochel
Publisher:ProQuest - 2009
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