Developmental trajectory and relationships between Adolescents' social capital, self-esteem, and depressive symptoms: A latent growth model

Sungwon Lim, Seon Heui Lee, Hyun Sill Rhee

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the longitudinal influence of social capital and self-esteem on depressive symptoms among adolescents. A multivariate latent growth model was used to test secondary data obtained from the Korea Youth Panel Survey. Social capital and self-esteem tended to increase over periods of four years, whereas depressive symptoms had a tendency to decrease in the same periods. In the case of indirect effects on depressive symptoms by way of self-esteem, significant indirect associations were identified. The results indicated that the intercept of social capital had a significant indirect effect and total effect on the intercept of depressive symptoms. In addition, the slope of social capital had a significant indirect effect and total effect on the slope of depressive symptom. The initial development of social capital and self-esteem is shown to be effective for reducing adolescents' depressive symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-383
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Psychiatric Nursing
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct

Keywords

  • Depressive symptoms
  • Latent growth model
  • Self-esteem
  • Social capital

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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