Associations Between School Connection and Depressive Symptoms From Adolescence Through Early Adulthood: Moderation by Early Adversity

Citation

Markowitz, Anna J. (2017). Associations Between School Connection and Depressive Symptoms From Adolescence Through Early Adulthood: Moderation by Early Adversity. Journal of Research on Adolescence. vol. 27 (2) pp. 298-311

Abstract

Depressive symptomatology is one of the most common and costly threats to American mental health, making the elucidation of environmental influences on depressive symptoms particularly important. Using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, this study explores the interaction between environmental risk and protective factors in the etiology of depressive symptoms by asking whether school connection is associated with lower levels of depressive symptoms through early adulthood, and whether connection serves as a protective or promotive factor for youth who experienced early adversity. Findings highlight the importance of school connection in promoting long-term mental health for all youth and suggest that policies and practice supporting school connection may be effective intervention strategies for youth at risk for depressive symptomatology.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jora.12275

Keyword(s)

CHILD MALTREATMENT RESEARCH

Notes

Variables (waves): Depression (1,2,3,4), school connection (2), early adversity (3,4)

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Research on Adolescence

Author(s)

Markowitz, Anna J.

Year Published

2017

Volume Number

27

Issue Number

2

Pages

298-311

Edition

June 27, 2016

ISSN/ISBN

1532-7795

DOI

10.1111/jora.12275

Reference ID

6843