Relationships among Life Stress, Problem Solving, Self-Esteem, and Dysphoria in Hong Kong Adolescents: Test of a Model

Relationships among Life Stress, Problem Solving, Self-Esteem, and Dysphoria in Hong Kong... lournal of Social Clical Psychology, Vol 16, No. 3, 1997, pp. 343-355 RELATIONSHIPS AMONG LIFE STRESS, PROBLEM SOLVG, SELF-ESTEEM, HONG KONG ADOLESCENTS: TEST OF A MODEL SAMMY K. CHENG DAVID J. LAM University of Hong Kong present research sought to exame (a) moderatg role of problem solvg relationship between life stress among Chese adolescents Hong Kong, (b) multi-factorial model development of depressive symptoms adolescents. Two hundred eighty-six secondary school students with a mean age of 1 5.79 (SD 0.74) participated a three-month prospective study. Problem solvg was found to moderate association between both life hassles, providg evidence that problem solvg model of was applicable to Chese adolescents. Results from path of analyses dicated that life affected depressive symptoms via mediators problem solvg self-esteem, whereas hassles did so only through a direct pathway Mechanisms development of limitations of study discussed. were recent decades number of researchers have examed roles of relationship between life stress psychosocial Problem solvg has been hyposized documented as . a moderator relationship between negative life depres sive symptoms (Nezu, 1987). Problem solvg refers to cognitive-be havioral process by which dividuals identify or discover effective strategies of copg with difficult situations daily livg (D'Zurilla & variables http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology Guilford Press

Relationships among Life Stress, Problem Solving, Self-Esteem, and Dysphoria in Hong Kong Adolescents: Test of a Model

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Guilford Press
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© 1997 Guilford Publications Inc.
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0736-7236
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10.1521/jscp.1997.16.3.343
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lournal of Social Clical Psychology, Vol 16, No. 3, 1997, pp. 343-355 RELATIONSHIPS AMONG LIFE STRESS, PROBLEM SOLVG, SELF-ESTEEM, HONG KONG ADOLESCENTS: TEST OF A MODEL SAMMY K. CHENG DAVID J. LAM University of Hong Kong present research sought to exame (a) moderatg role of problem solvg relationship between life stress among Chese adolescents Hong Kong, (b) multi-factorial model development of depressive symptoms adolescents. Two hundred eighty-six secondary school students with a mean age of 1 5.79 (SD 0.74) participated a three-month prospective study. Problem solvg was found to moderate association between both life hassles, providg evidence that problem solvg model of was applicable to Chese adolescents. Results from path of analyses dicated that life affected depressive symptoms via mediators problem solvg self-esteem, whereas hassles did so only through a direct pathway Mechanisms development of limitations of study discussed. were recent decades number of researchers have examed roles of relationship between life stress psychosocial Problem solvg has been hyposized documented as . a moderator relationship between negative life depres sive symptoms (Nezu, 1987). Problem solvg refers to cognitive-be havioral process by which dividuals identify or discover effective strategies of copg with difficult situations daily livg (D'Zurilla & variables

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Journal of Social and Clinical PsychologyGuilford Press

Published: Sep 1, 1997

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