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The long-term effects of war experiences on children's depression in the Republic of Croatia


Brajša-Žganec, Andreja
The long-term effects of war experiences on children's depression in the Republic of Croatia // Child abuse & neglect, 29 (2005), 29; 31-43 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
The long-term effects of war experiences on children's depression in the Republic of Croatia

Autori
Brajša-Žganec, Andreja

Izvornik
Child abuse & neglect (0145-2134) 29 (2005), 29; 31-43

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
War experiences; social support; depression; boys and girls

Sažetak
The aim of the study was to investigate whether different levels of depressive symptoms in early adolescent boys and girls could be predicted on the basis of war experiences, perceived available social support (instrumental support, support to self-esteem, belonging and acceptance) and extraversion. The sample consisted of 583 children ages 12 to 15 years ; 283 children were displaced from different parts of Croatia for a period of approximately three and a half years. The following instruments were administered: Questionnaire on Children's Stressful and Traumatic War Experiences, Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale, Junior Eysenck Personality Questionnaire, and Interpersonal Support Evaluation List. Regression analyses showed that more war experiences were related to more depressive symptoms for boys only. The greater extent of perceived available social support for boys (instrumental support, support to self-esteem, belonging and acceptance) related to fewer depressive symptoms. For girls, perceived instrumental support and self-esteem were related to fewer depressive symptoms. Predictors in the boys’ sample accounted for 35% of the variance in the results on the depression scale, and 27% in the girls’ sample. We conclude that boys suffer more from the long-term effects of war than girls. In situations where children cannot be shielded from stressful events, such as war, a greater level of perceived social support is related to fewer depressive symptoms both for boys and girls in early adolescence.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Psihologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
0194102

Ustanove
Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar, Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Andreja Brajša-Žganec, (185362)

Časopis indeksira:


  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


Uključenost u ostale bibliografske baze podataka:


  • Psychological Abstracts