The Effect of Adolescent Community Disadvantage and Family Dynamics on Depression Trajectories from Adolescence to Young Adulthood Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
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  • Chen, Minne
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology
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  • Understanding the mechanisms that result in depression trajectories has becoming pressingly important for the general well-being of the population as well as for informing prevention efforts. By incorporating the space and time dimensions, this paper investigates the effects of community disadvantage and parental social support during adolescence and how they affect the depression trajectories from adolescence through young adulthood using a multi-level growth curve approach. Findings suggest that parental social support, family having fun together, and living in single-mother households during adolescence, being a member of minority racial categories, parental education, and self-rated health are all significantly associated with depressive symptoms from adolescence to young adulthood. However, community disadvantage during adolescence does not significantly influence the trajectory of depressive symptoms, or only influences the trajectory of depressive symptoms to a minimal extent taken into account all other previously stated factors, neither do the interactions between community disadvantage and family factors.
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  • Harris, Kathleen
  • Cai, Yong
  • Yang, Yang
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  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2018
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