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NCJ Number: 228824 Find in a Library
Title: Do Private Religious Practices Moderate the Relation Between Family Conflict and Preadolescents' Depression and Anxiety Symptoms?
Journal: Journal of Early Adolescence  Volume:29  Issue:5  Dated:October 2009  Pages:693-717
Author(s): Kelly A. Davis; Catherine C. Epkins
Date Published: October 2009
Page Count: 25
Publisher: http://www.sagepub.com 
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined whether private religious practices moderated the relations between family conflict and preadolescents' depressive and anxiety symptoms.
Abstract: Results of the study indicate that despite private religious practices not being directly related to symtomatology, preadolescents' private religious practices moderated the relation between family conflict and their depressive and anxiety symptoms. These results suggest that preadolescents who engage in frequent private religious practices may be more resilient to the effects of family conflict compared to preadolescents who do not. Further research examining various facets of religiousness as moderating the relation between family conflict and preadolescents' internalizing symptoms is suggested. Numerous studies have documented a relation between intrafamilial conflict and children's depressive and anxiety symptoms. In an attempt to extend past research, this study focused on the relation between family conflict and preadolescents' depressive and anxiety symptoms. In a sample consisting of 160 11- to 12-years-old, the study examined whether private religious practices moderated the relations between family conflict and preadolescents' depressive and anxiety symptoms. Tables, figures, and references
Main Term(s): Adolescents at risk
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Child development; Childhood depression; Family crisis; Juvenile psychological evaluation; Religion
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