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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
KeywordsAdolescents
Cross-cultural
Depressed mood
Gender differences
Hong Kong Chinese
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.subjectAdolescents-
dc.subjectCross-cultural-
dc.subjectDepressed mood-
dc.subjectGender differences-
dc.subjectHong Kong Chinese-
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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