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ERIC Number: EJ945634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 88
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
A Longitudinal Study of Cognitive Risks for Depressive Symptoms in Children and Young Adolescents
Cole, David A.; Jacquez, Farrah M.; LaGrange, Beth; Pineda, Ashley Q.; Truss, Alanna E.; Weitlauf, Amy S.; Tilghman-Osborne, Carlos; Felton, Julia; Garber, Judy; Dallaire, Danielle H.; Ciesla, Jeff A.; Maxwell, Melissa A.; Dufton, Lynette
Journal of Early Adolescence, v31 n6 p782-816 Dec 2011
Youths with high (N = 52) or low cognitive vulnerability (N = 48) for depression were selected from a larger sample (N = 515) of students (7-10 years old), based on their attributional style (AS), negative cognitions (NC), and/or self-competence (SC). Long-term effects of cognitive vulnerabilities on depressive symptoms were examined in a 3-year, three-wave, multi-informant, longitudinal design. Three findings emerged. First, some empirical overlap exists among these three types of cognitive diatheses, especially between NC and SC. Second, the combination of AS, NC, and SC had a significant (but diminishing) relationship to depressive symptoms at 6, 18, and 30 months, primarily due to NC and SC, not AS. Third, interactions between cognitive risk and life events were not significant, suggesting an additive type of diathesis-stress model for depression in young adolescents. (Contains 5 notes, 8 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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