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ERIC Number: EJ851835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0748-9633
The Adolescent Mattering Experience: Gender Variations in Perceived Mattering, Anxiety, and Depression
Dixon, Andrea L.; Scheidegger, Corey; McWhirter, J. Jeffries
Journal of Counseling & Development, v87 n3 p302-310 Sum 2009
Individuals who perceive that they matter to others are likely to experience lower anxiety and depression levels. The effects of young adolescents' perceived mattering on their anxiety and depression levels were examined. Results indicated that female adolescents reported lower anxiety levels but greater depression levels than did male adolescents, perceived mattering was inversely related to adolescents' anxiety and depression levels, and the associations between mattering and anxiety and between mattering and depression varied by gender.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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