Longitudinal analysis of adolescent depression: Application of latent growth curve models

dc.contributor.advisor Kim, Jwa en_US
dc.contributor.author Short, John en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Fuller, Dana en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Hein, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.department Psychology en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-02T18:44:40Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-02T18:44:40Z
dc.date.issued 2013-03-27 en_US
dc.description.abstract In order to assess changes in level of depression from middle-adolescence to young adulthood, the present study applied latent growth curve modeling (LGCM) analysis to Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) scale responses from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health). Sex, standardized age, and ethnicity were used as model predictors of initial level and rate of change of depressive symptoms. Item Response Theory (IRT) analyses conducted on each wave of Add Health CES-D responses validated scale reliability. LGCM results show that while females have a higher initial mean depression level, this difference lessens over time. African-American, Asian-American and Hispanic adolescents have higher initial depression levels than other ethnicities and maintain this disparity over time. All adolescents show a trend towards lower depression level over time, from adolescence to young adulthood. en_US
dc.description.degree M.A. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/3503
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Adolescence en_US
dc.subject Depression en_US
dc.subject Item Response Theory en_US
dc.subject Latent Growth Curve Model en_US
dc.subject Longitudinal en_US
dc.subject.umi Psychology en_US
dc.subject.umi Quantitative psychology and psychometrics en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title Longitudinal analysis of adolescent depression: Application of latent growth curve models en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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