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ERIC Number: EJ1105258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Cognitive Distortion as Predictor of In-School Adolescents' Depressive Symptoms and Academic Performance in South-South, Nigeria
Usen, Stella Anietie; Eneh, Grace Akaniyene; Udom, Inwang Etim
Journal of Education and Practice, v7 n17 p23-27 2016
The purpose of this study was to ascertain how cognitive distortion could predict in-school adolescents' depressive symptoms and academic performance in the South-South Nigeria. The study adopted a correlation design with a sample of in-school adolescents who showed evidence of cognitive distortion (N = 798). In-School Adolescents' Cognitive Distortion Questionnaire (ISACDQ), In-School Adolescents' Depression Inventory (ISADI) and Academic Performance Scale (APS) were used for data collection while linear regression statistics procedure was adopted to analyse the data. Results show that cognitive distortion predicts in-school adolescents' depressive symptoms to a low degree while it predicts academic performance to a high degree. Based on the findings, conclusion, implication and limitations were drawn.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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