ERIC Number: EJ635804
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Pubertal Transition, Stressful Life Events, and the Emergence of Gender Differences in Adolescent Depressive Symptoms.
Ge, Xiaojia; Conger, Rand D.; Elder, Glen H., Jr.
Developmental Psychology, v37 n3 p404-17 May 2001
Examined role of pubertal and social transitions in emergence of gender differences in depressive symptoms. Found that differences emerged during eighth grade. Seventh-grade pubertal status related to depressive symptoms. Recent stressful life events related to increased depressive symptoms. Early-maturing girls with higher levels of initial symptoms and more recent stressful life events were most likely to become depressed. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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