Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as a Framework for Understanding Adolescent Depressive Symptoms Over Time

  title={Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as a Framework for Understanding Adolescent Depressive Symptoms Over Time},
  author={AliceAnn Crandall and Elizabeth A. Powell and Gracie Bradford and Brianna M. Magnusson and Carl Lee Hanson and Michael D Barnes and M. Lelinneth B. Novilla and Roy A. Bean},
  journal={Journal of Child and Family Studies},
Objectives Worldwide, depression is one of the most common medical disorders in adolescence. Adolescent depressive symptoms generally increase over time, but many experience decreases after an initial peak. The purpose of this paper was to examine ecological predictors of baseline and change in adolescent depressive symptoms using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as a framework. Methods Adolescents ( n  = 500; 52% female; baseline age 10–13 years) and their parents living in the northwestern United… 
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