ERIC Number: EJ771422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 89
Do Psychosocial Self-Evaluations Mediate the Relationship between Academic Self-Concept and Depression in School Children?
Berg, Derek H.
Exceptionality Education Canada, v16 n2-3 p5-34 2006
This study examined whether children's psychosocial self-evaluations mediated the relationship between general academic self-concept and self-reported depression. Self-evaluations in three psychosocial domains were assessed: General self-worth, intellectual ability, and social acceptance. Results indicated three significant findings. First, a general inspection of regression models indicated that mediative effects were most pronounced through individual psychosocial domains. Second, with the addition of multiple psychosocial domains the contribution of low academic self-concept to depression decreased; however, the total contribution accounted for in depression increased. Third, the strength of the mediative effects of psychosocial self-evaluations differed significantly according to gender. Findings are discussed in terms of implications for researchers and educators concerned with children who experience emotional and behavioural disorders. (Contains 4 tables.)
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Self Concept, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Academic Ability, Cognitive Ability, Interpersonal Relationship, Peer Acceptance, Psychological Patterns, Social Influences, Correlation, Gender Differences, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Problems, Children, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada