Depressive symptoms, social support, and personal health behaviors in young men and women.

@article{Allgwer2001DepressiveSS,
  title={Depressive symptoms, social support, and personal health behaviors in young men and women.},
  author={Annette Allg{\"o}wer and Jane Wardle and Andrew Steptoe},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2001},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={223-7}
}
This study investigated the relationship of depressive symptoms, social support, and a range of personal health behaviors in 2,091 male and 3,438 female university students from 16 countries. Depressive symptoms and social support were measured using the short Beck Depression Inventory and the Social Support Questionnaire; 9 personal health behaviors were also assessed. After the authors took age, social support, and clustering by country into account, depressive symptoms were significantly… CONTINUE READING

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