Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12150
Title: The Mediating Effects of Social Support and Coping on the Stress-Depression Relationship in Rural and Urban Adolescents
Contributor(s): Thorsteinsson, Einar B (author)orcid ; Ryan, Stephanie Mariee (author); Sveinbjornsdottir, Sigrun (author)
Publication Date: 2013
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.4236/ojd.2013.21001
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12150
Open Access Link: https://doi.org/10.4236/ojd.2013.21001
Abstract: This study examined the relationship between potential risk and protective factors for depression among 167 girls and 343 boys in urban and rural areas of NSW, Australia. The risk and protective factors included social support, coping style, and perceived stress. The results indicated no significant differences in depression and risk and protective factors for rural and urban adolescents. Maladaptive coping (rumination and acting out) and social support (satisfaction and number of supporters) were partial mediators of the relationship between perceived stress and depression with the overall model explaining 66% of the variance in depression. Thus changes to coping and to social support network need to be addressed in any intervention aimed at reducing the impact of perceived stress on depression in adolescents.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Open Journal of Depression, 2(1), p. 1-6
Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing
Place of Publication: online
ISSN: 2169-9674
2169-9658
Field of Research (FOR): 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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