IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(6): 525-529 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.512

The Effect of Ecological Factors on Adolescent‟s Changes in Depression

Jisun Lee and Jayoung Cho
Abstract—The main purpose of this study is to execute cross-sectional study among difference in depression among Korean Juveniles by using Korea Youth Panel Survey data is as follows: first, to disclose the cross-sectional trend of depression and second, to verify the influence of ecological factors which affects the alterations in depression. Results showed that according to unconditional model, adolescents` depression significantly decreases between second year of middle school and third year of high school as the average change rate was negatively significant. In the conditional model, gender, self-control, peer attachment were positively and parental attachment, community attachment were negatively influenced on initial status of depression. And self-control, a number of intimate friends and peer attachment were negatively influenced and parental attachment was positively influenced on change rate.

Index Terms—Ecological systems theory, HLM, Juvenile depression.

The authors are with the Graduate School of Social Welfare, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-749, South Korea (e-mail:sunny2719@yonsei.ac.kr, jayoungcho@yonsei.ac.kr).

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Cite: Jisun Lee and Jayoung Cho, " The Effect of Ecological Factors on Adolescent‟s Changes in Depression," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 525-529, 2015.

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