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ERIC Number: ED476423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 15
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Predictors of Anxiety and Depression in Taiwanese Secondary Students.
Hong, Zuway-R; Veach, Patricia McCarthy; Lawrenz, Frances
This study investigated significant predictors of anxiety and depression in Taiwanese secondary students and the different functions of these predictors. Surveys were completed by 1,672 senior high school students in Taiwan. As part of a larger study, these students completed the Secondary Student Questionnaire (SSQ), an instrument developed by the investigators for the study that included anxiety and depression items from the short version of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist. Of 14 potential predictors measured by the SSQ, 7 were significantly correlated with anxiety and depression: gender, grade, monthly family income, mother's occupation, parenting practices, personality/satisfaction, and self-esteem total score. Academic school level was not significantly correlated with students' anxiety and depression. The self-esteem total score loaded first and explained 37.7% of the variance. The second strongest predictor was gender (2.6%), the third, mother's occupation (0.5%), and the fourth was parenting practices (0.4%). Together, these four accounted for 41.1% of the variance in total scores for anxiety and depression. More research will be required to determine if traditional Chinese values about academic performance are changing in Taiwan. (Contains 21 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Hopkins Symptom Checklist