Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Socioecological factors that affect adolescent nervousness and depression
by Hinckley, Michael, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 63; 1527709
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to examine various social and ecological factors that affect adolescents' nervousness and/or depression. Secondary data from the 2011- 2012 California Health Institute Survey were used to examine these factors. Chi-Square analyses were utilized to test if relationships existed between the variables in the data. This study examined race, poverty level, immigration status, physical well-being, safety of environment, and the receipt of psychological/emotional counseling as factors for influencing feelings of nervousness and/or depression among adolescents. Results indicated that adolescents feeling nervous were affected by race, poverty level, environmental safety, and the receipt of psychological/emotional counseling. Feeling nervous did not have a significant association with physical well-being in this study. Furthermore, adolescent depression was affected by race, poverty level, physical well-being, environmental safety, and the receipt of psychological/emotional counseling. Immigration status was not found to be associated with affecting adolescent nervousness or depression. Further research is suggested.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Social work, Clinical psychology, Individual & family studies, Physiological psychology
Keywords: Adolescent, Depression, Ecological factors, Nervousness, Quantative study, Social factors
Publication Number: 1527709
ISBN: 978-1-303-92564-1
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