A study of cognitive vulnerability-stress model of depressive symptoms among Chinese adolescents

Cui, Lixia, Shi, Guangyuan and Oei, Tian P. S. (2013) A study of cognitive vulnerability-stress model of depressive symptoms among Chinese adolescents. Stress and Health, 29 5: 383-391. doi:10.1002/smi.2484

Author Cui, Lixia
Shi, Guangyuan
Oei, Tian P. S.
Title A study of cognitive vulnerability-stress model of depressive symptoms among Chinese adolescents
Journal name Stress and Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1532-3005
Publication date 2013-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/smi.2484
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 29
Issue 5
Start page 383
End page 391
Total pages 9
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
Language eng
Subject 2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
3202 Applied Psychology
3203 Clinical Psychology
Abstract The objective of the present study is to test the validity of the integrated cognitive model of depression proposed by Kwon and Oei (1994) with a Chinese adolescent sample. A two-wave panel design was used. We hypothesized that the interaction between dysfunctional attitudes measured at time 1 and adolescents' negative life events experienced between times 1 and 2 would predict changes in the frequency of automatic thoughts between times 1 and 2. We further hypothesized that changes in the frequency of automatic thoughts would, in turn, predict changes in the severity of depressive symptoms. Participants were 329 Chinese adolescents. As a comparison, we tested three other competing models: linear mediation, alternative aetiologies and symptom models. All participants completed the Adolescent Self-Rating Life Events Checklist, Dysfunctional Attitudes Scale, Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire and Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale on two occasions-5 months apart. Path analysis was used to test all models. Results of the path analysis indicated that the integrated cognitive model showed an adequate fit for the Chinese adolescent data. During phases of increased depression, dysfunctional attitudes were common cognitive moderators of depression, whereas automatic thoughts were specific cognitive mediators of depression. Copyright
Keyword Chinese adolescents
Integrated Cognitive Model
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID KM201210028014
Institutional Status UQ

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