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ERIC Number: EJ853463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1381-2890
The Relationships between Negative Life Events, Perceived Support in the School Environment and Depressive Symptoms among Norwegian Senior High School Students: A Prospective Study
Murberg, Terje A.; Bru, Edvin
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v12 n3 p361-370 Sep 2009
The present study prospectively explored the main and interactive effect of negative life events and social support from teachers and classroom peers on depressive symptoms in a sample of 198 (111 females, 87 males) students in a Norwegian senior high school. In the longitudinal multivariate analyses, self-reported depressive symptom levels at time-point two (T[subscript 2]) were predicted by initial levels of depressive symptomatology, teacher support, and gender. Support from classroom peers at time-point one (T[subscript 1]) was not associated with symptoms of depression at (T[subscript 2]). Multivariate cross-sectional analysis also detected a significant positive association between negative life events and depressive symptoms. Finally, results suggest that perceived teacher support may buffer against negative life events leading to symptoms of depression.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway