ERIC Number: ED468270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Depressed Mood in Adolescence: Who Goes Unnoticed?
Watson, Cary M.; Quatman, Teri; Swanson, Connie
Depression in adolescence typically has a debilitating toll in terms of academic and social functioning, and it predicts a variety of negative outcomes later. Previous research points out that once on a depressed trajectory in development, an individual becomes more likely to stay on this course because of the tendency to both alienate and withdraw from the very social supports that can minimize negative effects of depression. The need for early intervention is clear, and with this in mind, this study explores the relationship between depressive symptomatology and academic factors, including grades, standardized test scores, teacher ratings of achievement, and motivation. The authors also look at school factors that are more social in nature, specifically classroom involvement, affiliation, and dating status. It is hypothesized that those adolescents who have the most depressive symptoms, as measured by the Beck Depression Inventory, will be more troubled academically. (GCP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (109th, San Francisco, CA, August 24-28, 2001).