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ERIC Number: EJ804239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0829-5735
Possible Relationships between Depressive Symptoms and Reading
Stringer, Ronald W.; Heath, Nancy
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v21 n1-2 p93-105 2006
One hundred and fifty-five students (average age of 127 months) were tested using the WRAT-3 reading and arithmetic subtests, the Self-Perception Profile for Children with Learning Disabilities (SPPLD) and the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI). One year later they were again tested with the same instruments. The authors hypothesised that increases in depressive symptoms would lead to lowered performance in reading and arithmetic, over and above any changes in performance due to self-perceived competence in those areas. Although academic self-concept scores did not account for any significant variation in academic growth/decline, CDI scores did account for a small but significant portion of variance in academic score changes. Depressive symptoms, even at nonpatho-logic levels, are able to affect academic performance over time. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childrens Depression Inventory; Self Perception Profile for Children; Wide Range Achievement Test