ERIC Number: ED420403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Nov-8
Juvenile Depression and Aggression: Is There a Linkage.
Brown, Kelly; Shaw, Geraldine
This study sought to determine whether there is a correlation between depression and aggression in adolescents. Subjects, 41 eleven-year-olds and 22 fifteen-year-olds, completed the Brown Aggressive Tendencies Inventory and the Children's Depression Inventory. The effect of demographic factors such as gender, age, socioeconomic status, and parents' marital status on aggression and depression scores was also studied. In addition, attitudes toward parents, siblings and school were investigated as they affected feelings of depression and aggression. Findings indicated that although the correlation between aggression and depression was significant in 11- year-olds, it was much more significant in 15-year-olds. The results suggest that the relationship between aggressive behavior and depression becomes stronger as children become older, but further research is called for. Contains 20 references. (JPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Kentucky Psychological Association (November 8, 1997).