College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

The Relationship of Young Adolescent Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) Scores to Their Social and Cognitive Functioning

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-6-1987

Keywords

depression, adolescents, social competence, cognitive functioning

Publication Title

Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment

ISSN

0882-2689

Volume

9

Issue/No.

2

Abstract

The relationship of young adolescents' scores on the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) to subjective and objective indices of their social and cognitive functioning was examined. Subjects were 89 young adolescents (11–15 years old), their parents, and their social studies teachers. The correlations of adolescents' CDI scores with recent school grades, objective ratings of overt social behavior, and measures of adolescent social and cognitive competence as perceived by the adolescent, both parents, and the teacher were examined. CDI scores were significantly and negatively correlated with school grades, behavioral ratings of positive social communication, and adolescent, mother, father, and teacher perceptions of the adolescents' social and cognitive competence. The relationship of these findings to those of other CDI validity studies is discussed.

DOI

10.1007/BF00960572

Peer Reviewed

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