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ERIC Number: EJ748307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2891
Interpersonal Sensitivity, Romantic Stress, and the Prediction of Depression: A Study of Inner-City, Minority Adolescent Girls
Rizzo, Christie J.; Daley, Shannon E.; Gunderson, Brent H.
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v35 n3 p444-453 Jun 2006
The role of interpersonal sensitivity in the relation between romantic stress and depression was examined in 55 adolescent girls from an inner-city high school. Depression, interpersonal sensitivity, and chronic and episodic romantic stress were measured at two time points, 6 months apart. Interpersonal sensitivity was found to moderate the longitudinal relation between romantic stress (both chronic and episodic) and depression. In contrast, interpersonal sensitivity did not potentate depressive responses to non-romantic interpersonal stress, suggesting particular importance of stress in the romantic domain for adolescent girls. Results indicate that girls' sensitivities to romantic relationship stress should be specifically addressed in depression prevention and intervention programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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