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Article: The correlates of depressed mood in adolescents in Hong Kong

TitleThe correlates of depressed mood in adolescents in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date1999
PublisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jadohea
Citation
Journal Of Adolescent Health, 1999, v. 25 n. 1, p. 27-34 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose: Most studies of depressed mood and its correlates in adolescents have been conducted in Western countries. This study examined the relationship between a broad range of stressors and depressed mood in a community sample of Hong Kong adolescents. Methods: Secondary school students (n = 996) completed the Chinese Beck Depression Inventory (C-BDI), provided demographic information, and indicated their perceptions of family and peer relationships, school function and pressures, and subjective health, and some measures salient to the Hong Kong environment: triad gang pressure, religiosity, and intent to emigrate. The correlation between C-BDI and these variables was assessed in bivariate and multivariate analyses. Results: Hong Kong adolescents reported higher levels of depressive symptoms than a comparison group of Western teenagers. Girls showed more symptoms than boys. All stressors correlated in bivariate analyses with C-BDI, indicating similar influences on depressed mood in Western and Hong Kong teenagers. In multivariate analyses, the stressors contributed cumulatively to the C-BDI score. Perceptions of a lack of parental understanding and peer acceptance appeared as the strongest variables in predicting depressed mood. Conclusions: Depressed mood is highly prevalent among Hong Kong teenagers. Stressors play a cumulative role in their relationship to mood. Our findings point to the importance of broad screening of this vulnerable population.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86591
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dc.contributor.authorStewart, SMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorBetson, CLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChung, SFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, HHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChung, TCFen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:18:55Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:18:55Z-
dc.date.issued1999en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Adolescent Health, 1999, v. 25 n. 1, p. 27-34en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1054-139Xen_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86591-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Most studies of depressed mood and its correlates in adolescents have been conducted in Western countries. This study examined the relationship between a broad range of stressors and depressed mood in a community sample of Hong Kong adolescents. Methods: Secondary school students (n = 996) completed the Chinese Beck Depression Inventory (C-BDI), provided demographic information, and indicated their perceptions of family and peer relationships, school function and pressures, and subjective health, and some measures salient to the Hong Kong environment: triad gang pressure, religiosity, and intent to emigrate. The correlation between C-BDI and these variables was assessed in bivariate and multivariate analyses. Results: Hong Kong adolescents reported higher levels of depressive symptoms than a comparison group of Western teenagers. Girls showed more symptoms than boys. All stressors correlated in bivariate analyses with C-BDI, indicating similar influences on depressed mood in Western and Hong Kong teenagers. In multivariate analyses, the stressors contributed cumulatively to the C-BDI score. Perceptions of a lack of parental understanding and peer acceptance appeared as the strongest variables in predicting depressed mood. Conclusions: Depressed mood is highly prevalent among Hong Kong teenagers. Stressors play a cumulative role in their relationship to mood. Our findings point to the importance of broad screening of this vulnerable population.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jadoheaen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Adolescent Healthen_HK
dc.rightsJournal of Adolescent Health. Copyright © Elsevier Inc.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescent Behavior - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshDepression - diagnosis - epidemiology - etiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Surveysen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshPredictive Value of Testsen_HK
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_HK
dc.subject.meshRegression Analysisen_HK
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshSampling Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshSex Distributionen_HK
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factorsen_HK
dc.titleThe correlates of depressed mood in adolescents in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailLam, TH:hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S1054-139X(98)00018-4en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid10418882en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume25en_HK
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