How do school connectedness and attachment to parents interrelate in predicting adolescent depressive symptoms?

Shochet, Ian M., Homel, Ross, Cockshaw, Wendell D., & Montgomery, Danielle T. (2008) How do school connectedness and attachment to parents interrelate in predicting adolescent depressive symptoms? Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 37(3), pp. 676-681.

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In this study, we tested whether school connectedness mediated or moderated the effect of parental attachment on adolescent depressive symptoms. A sample of 153 secondary school students ranging from 8th to 12th grade were assessed using measures of parental attachment, school connectedness, and depressive symptoms. Independently, parental attachment and school connectedness accounted for 28% and 49% of the variance in depressive symptoms respectively, whereas collectively they accounted for 53% of the variance. School connectedness only partially mediated the relationship between parental attachment and depressive symptoms, and there was no significant moderation effect.

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ID Code: 18510
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Adolescent, Depression, Connectedness, School
DOI: 10.1080/15374410802148053
ISSN: 1537-4416
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2009 01:46
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:49

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