The aim of the present study was to explore some risk factors of depressive symptoms in adolescence, taking into account gender differences. More specifically, loneliness towards parents and friends, parental emotional availability, peer attachment and depressive symptoms were analyzed in a sample of 395 adolescents. Findings showed that loneliness towards parents and friends were significant predictors of depression in both males and females. Low paternal emotional availability and low levels of attachment to peers were further risk factors only among adolescent girls. Overall, these results highlighted the importance to early detect withdrawal signals among adolescents, in order to prevent the development of depression.

Rischio depressivo in adolescenza. Fattori predittivi e differenze di genere

Alessandra Babore
;
Sharon Troiano;Alessandra Cavallo;Carmen Trumello;Sonia Monique Bramanti
2020

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to explore some risk factors of depressive symptoms in adolescence, taking into account gender differences. More specifically, loneliness towards parents and friends, parental emotional availability, peer attachment and depressive symptoms were analyzed in a sample of 395 adolescents. Findings showed that loneliness towards parents and friends were significant predictors of depression in both males and females. Low paternal emotional availability and low levels of attachment to peers were further risk factors only among adolescent girls. Overall, these results highlighted the importance to early detect withdrawal signals among adolescents, in order to prevent the development of depression.
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
Published.pdf

Solo gestori archivio

Descrizione: Full text
Tipologia: Documento in Post-print
Dimensione 192.68 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
192.68 kB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11564/723688
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 4
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact