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WATHER ABAID, JOSIANE LIEBERKNECHT; DALBOSCO DELL'AGLIO, DEBORA and HELENA KOLLER, SÌLVIA. Predictors of Depressive Symptoms in Children and Adolescents Institutionalized. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.1, pp. 199-212. ISSN 1657-9267.
This study investigated the stressful life events, psychosocial variables and the predictors of depressive symptoms in 127 participants who were living in shelters. The age range varied from 7 to 16 years old. The CDI and IEEIA were twice administrated. Taking into account the CDI score, the frequency of stressful life events, longitudinal differences were not observed. The multiple linear regression allowed to consider a model of predictors that explain together 56.7% of the differences on the CDI scores. The prevention of events related mainly to conflicts in the school and within families should be emphasized, as well as the promotion of interventions directed to families in situation of biggest vulnerability.
Keywords : Depressive Symptoms; Stressful Life Events; Institutionalization; Depression; Stressful Life Events; Interpersonal Conflict in Adolescence; Interpersonal Conflict in Children.