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ERIC Number: EJ799909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Factors Predicting Rural Chinese Adolescents' Anxieties, Fears and Depression
Li, Huijun; Zhang, Ying
School Psychology International, v29 n3 p376-384 2008
This study examined age, gender, birth order and self-perceived level of achievement and popularity, as predictors of anxieties, fears and depression in Chinese adolescents. A sample of 398 rural Chinese adolescents participated in this study. Gender, academic performance and popularity have been found to make the greatest contributions to the prediction of Chinese adolescents' anxieties, fears and depression. Girls with poor academic performance reported higher anxiety level than boys of similar achievement level whereas boys with an average academic performance level were reportedly more anxious than their girl counterparts. Adolescents who perceived themselves as having a higher achievement level and enjoying a higher level of popularity generally reported lower levels of anxieties, fears and depression than those who perceived themselves as less academically advanced and as unpopular. Implications for preventive interventions and directions for future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China