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Relationships among resilience, self-esteem, and depressive symptoms in Chinese adolescents

Chung, J and Gibson, Faith (2018) Relationships among resilience, self-esteem, and depressive symptoms in Chinese adolescents Journal of Health Psychology.

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Abstract

This study explored the relationships among resilience, self-esteem, and depressive symptoms in Hong Kong Chinese adolescents. We selected a stratified random sample of 1816 Form 1 students from all 18 districts of Hong Kong. This study revealed that about 21% adolescents are experiencing some depressive symptoms. Our results contribute novel findings to the literature showing that resilience is a strong indicator of adolescents at a higher risk of depression and increasing adolescents’ resilience to psychological distress is crucial to enhance their mental wellbeing. It is crucial to develop interventions that can enhance resilience and promote positive mental wellbeing among adolescents.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Chung, J
Gibson, Faithf.gibson@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 2018
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2018 SAGE Publications
Uncontrolled Keywords : Adolescents; Chinese; Depressive symptoms; Resilience; Self-esteem; Suicide
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 24 Oct 2018 08:34
Last Modified : 24 Oct 2018 08:35
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/849764

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