Depressive symptomatology among Hungarian youth: A risk and protective factors approach

Bettina F. Piko, Kevin M. Fitzpatrick

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Abstract

Psychosocial risk and protective factors were examined to assess their influence on depressive symptomatology in a sample of Hungarian youth. Self-esteem and being happy with school were significant protective factors; older girls (ages 16-20) reported the highest depression scores, and these scores varied significantly by self-reported problem behavior. These findings are discussed in the context of their clinical and practical implications for understanding depressive symptomatology in this understudied population of Eastern European youth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-54
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume73
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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