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ERIC Number: ED457501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Pages: 11
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Relationship of Social Skills, Depression, and Anxiety in Adolescents.
Tryon, Georgiana Shick; Soffer, Alison; Winograd, Greta
This study was conducted to determine the relationship between self-reported social skills, anxiety, and depression in adolescents. Participants were 97 students from a private high school in New York City. They were administered the Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale (RADS), the Social Skills Rating System-Study Form (SSRS-S), and the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale (RCMAS). Twelve of the SSRS-S items were significantly negatively related to both RADS and RCMAS ratings. The results indicated that depressive and anxious symptomatology was related to poorer social skills in adolescent high school students. Social skills training in anger management, dating behaviors, and time management were suggested as ways to reduce anxiety symptoms. (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childrens Manifest Anxiety Scale; Social Skills Rating System