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ERIC Number: EJ910763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0095-7984
A Brief Report on the Association of Academic Tracking with Depressive Symptoms in High School Students in Jamaica
Lipps, Garth; Lowe, Gillian A.; Halliday, Sharon; Morris-Patterson, Amrie; Clarke, Nelson; Wilson, Rosemarie N.
Journal of Black Psychology, v36 n3 p369-380 Aug 2010
There has been limited research on academic tracking and depressive symptoms among high school students in Jamaica. Students enrolled in Grade 10 of traditional and nontraditional high schools in Jamaica were surveyed (N = 278). Students completed the Beck Depression Inventory-II along with several other measures. Seven in every 10 students reported some symptoms of depression. Results of hierarchical regression analyses controlling for social class found that students attending nontraditional high schools reported significantly higher Beck Depression Inventory-II depression scores than students in traditional high schools. This was particularly true for male students attending nontraditional high schools. The strong emphasis on academic achievement and the tracking of students may have a negative association with Jamaican students' depressive symptoms. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jamaica
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Depression Inventory