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ERIC Number: EJ923213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1537-4416
Relationship Quality and Depressive Symptoms among Adolescents: A Short-Term Multiwave Investigation of Longitudinal, Reciprocal Associations
Oppenheimer, Caroline W.; Hankin, Benjamin L.
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, v40 n3 p486-493 2011
This study used a multiwave design to examine the short-term longitudinal and bidirectional associations between depressive symptoms and peer relationship qualities among a sample of early to middle adolescents (N = 350, 6th-10th graders). Youth completed self-report measures of relationship quality and depressive symptoms at three time points spaced about 5 weeks apart. Results indicated that depressive symptoms predicted increases in negative qualities and decreases in positive qualities. However, neither positive nor negative relationship qualities predicted increases in depressive symptoms. Findings inform a developmentally based interpersonal model of depression by advancing knowledge on the longitudinal direction of effects between depressive symptoms and relationship quality in adolescence. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childrens Depression Inventory