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ERIC Number: EJ940733
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
The Positive Impact of Attending a Community-Based Youth Program on Child Depressive Symptoms
Fite, Paula J.; Vitulano, Michael L.; Preddy, Teresa M.
Journal of Community Psychology, v39 n7 p804-814 Sep 2011
The current study evaluated associations between attending a community-based youth program, neighborhood problems, and child depressive symptoms in a sample of 147 children (mean [M] age=8.22 years, 54.4% male). Findings suggested that both program attendance and neighborhood problems were uniquely associated with child depressive symptoms while also considering the variance associated with child delinquency, such that high levels of attendance and low levels of neighborhood problems were associated with low levels of depressive symptoms. Furthermore, a marginally statistically significant trend (p less than 0.06) for program attendance to buffer the effects of neighborhood problems on child depressive symptoms was found. Implications for findings are discussed. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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