ERIC Number: EJ838674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
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School-Related Stress and Depression in Adolescents with and without Learning Disabilities: An Exploratory Study
Feurer, D. Paige; Andrews, Jac J. W.
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v55 n1 p92-108 Spr 2009
This study examined school-related stress and depression in adolescents with and without learning disabilities. A total of 87 students (38 learning-disabled and 49 nondisabled) from secondary schools in Calgary completed questionnaires on depressive symptoms and on school-related stress. Results indicated that the adolescents with LD reported significantly higher levels of academic self-concept stress than their NonLD peers. However, the groups did not differ significantly on depression or on the other areas of school-related stress. Significant and positive correlations between school-related stress and depression were found, and the stress variables were found to be significant predictors of adolescent depression. Practical implications of the findings for parents and educators are discussed.
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Learning Disabilities, Questionnaires, Adolescents, Depression (Psychology), Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Correlation, Predictor Variables, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada