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dc.contributor.advisorDix, Theodore H.
dc.creatorBuck, Katharine Ann 1985-en
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-16T20:37:14Zen
dc.date.issued2010-12en
dc.date.submittedDecember 2010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/28495en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractEarly adolescence is a period marked by increases in internalizing problems, particularly depression. In childhood, the rates of depressive symptomatology are between .6% and 1.7%, but by adolescence, rates rise to 8.0%. Two key correlates of adolescent depression are behavioral inhibition and poor peer relations. Yet, it is unclear whether these factors simply co-occur with depressive symptoms or are instrumental across development in regulating them. In this study, using data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care, we examine whether increases in inhibition in late childhood may undermine peer relationships in predicting increases in adolescent depressive symptoms. Specifically, we test whether inhibition promotes depressive symptoms by undermining two aspects of peer relationships – popularity and friendship quality. Findings revealed that increases in inhibition from childhood to adolescence lead to increases in adolescent depressive symptoms. Decreases in popularity mediated the relation of inhibition, friendship quality and increases in adolescent depressive symptoms.en
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dc.subjectDepressionen
dc.subjectInhibitionen
dc.subjectPeer relationsen
dc.subjectAdolescenceen
dc.titleCan developmental changes in inhibition and peer relations explain why depressive symptoms increase in early adolescence?en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.date.updated2015-02-16T20:37:15Zen
dc.description.departmentHuman Development and Family Sciencesen
thesis.degree.departmentHuman Development and Family Sciencesen
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman Development & Family Sciencesen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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