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ERIC Number: EJ954020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Social Context in School: Its Relation to Adolescents' Depressive Mood
Boulard, Aurore; Quertemont, Etienne; Gauthier, Jean-Marie; Born, Michel
Journal of Adolescence, v35 n1 p143-152 Feb 2012
This study examined the impact of various school-related factors on adolescents' depressive mood, including prosocial behavior, verbal aggression, and relationships with teachers. The data used in this study were collected in the context of a larger survey on victimization in secondary schools from the French Community of Belgium. Participants were 2896 secondary school students (1520 males; 1376 females) aged 12-18 years. Results showed that for both genders, the three strongest predictors of depressive mood were age, feeling of exclusion, and verbal aggression. This study focusing on school-related predictors of depressive mood confirmed the importance of the social context in school as a predictor of depression in both girls and boys. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium