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The role of social skills and school connectedness in preadolescent depressive symptoms.
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PMID:  20390818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the current study, we tested whether school connectedness mediates more distal deficits in social skills in influencing depressive symptoms in a sample of 127 sixth- and seventh-grade students. Results demonstrated that school connectedness and social skills accounted for 44% and 26% of variance in depressive symptoms respectively and 49% in a combined model. Although the full mediation model hypothesis was not supported, follow-up analyses revealed that school connectedness partially mediated the link between social skills and preadolescent depressive symptoms. Thus, school connectedness appears to play as strong a role in depressive symptoms in this younger preadolescent age group.
Anthony G Ross; Ian M Shochet; Rachael Bellair
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1537-4424     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-14     Completed Date:  2010-07-09     Revised Date:  2011-06-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101133858     Medline TA:  J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  269-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
Queensland University of Technology.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Behavior / psychology
Child Behavior / psychology
Depression / diagnosis,  psychology*
Interpersonal Relations*
Peer Group*
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Social Behavior*
Social Environment
Social Perception

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