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Periodical Title

Journal of Adolescent and Family Health

Volume

9

Number

1

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

April 2018

Abstract

This study used a sample of 260 African American and European American adolescents to investigate whether adolescents' perceptions of academic competence serve as a mediator of the relationship between different interpersonal stressors and depression symptoms, and whether the utility of this model changes with race. The association between exposure to violence and depression symptoms was mediated by academic competence, and race moderated the indirect paths from both discrimination experiences and violence exposure to depression. In addition to the significant differences by race, there was a significant indirect effect for African Americans exposed to violence. These findings suggest that African American adolescents may be more vulnerable to the effects of exposure to certain stressors, particularly discrimination and violence.

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This research was funded by the Faculty Research Awards Program (FRAP).

Subject

Adolescent health services; Families -- Health and hygiene

Keyword

academic competence; adolescence; depression; race-based stress

Discipline

Child Psychology | Clinical Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

39 leaves

Language

English

Rights

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