Emotional resilience: risk and protective factors for depression among alternative education students in New Zealand.

@article{Denny2004EmotionalRR,
  title={Emotional resilience: risk and protective factors for depression among alternative education students in New Zealand.},
  author={Simon J. Denny and Terryann Coralie Clark and Terry Fleming and Melanie M. Wall},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={
          137-49
        }
}
A total of 268 alternative education students from New Zealand were surveyed to examine risk and protective factors for depression within the social environment. Twenty-eight (35.4%) of the girls and 31 (21.1%) of the boys had cut-off scores that indicated a high likelihood of significant psychopathology from depression. Multivariate analysis demonstrated that family and peer connections were protective against depression. High levels of poverty, witnessing violence at home, and experiencing… CONTINUE READING

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