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Gender Differences in the Incidence and Related Factors of Low Social Support among Adolescents with Subthreshold Depression

Yi Shi, Fangfang Shangguan*, Jing Xiao*

Beijing Key Laboratory of Learning and Cognition and Department of Psychology, Capital Normal University, Beijing, 100048, China

* Corresponding Authors: Fangfang Shangguan. Email: email; Jing Xiao. Email: email

International Journal of Mental Health Promotion 2023, 25(12), 1257-1263. https://doi.org/10.32604/ijmhp.2023.030516

Abstract

Background: Social support is related to depression, but the gender differences and related factors that contribute to low social support among adolescents with subthreshold depression remain to be elucidated. This study explores the relationship between social support and depression, in addition to the gender difference in the incidence of low social support among adolescents with subthreshold depression and its related factors. Methods: A total of 371 Chinese adolescents with subthreshold depression were recruited. All subjects were rated on the Social Support Scale for Adolescents, the Response Style Scale, the Self-Perception Profile for Children, the Individualism-collectivism scale. Results: Binary logistic regression indicated that the stability dimension of cognitive style, the generality dimension of the Cognitive Style Questionnaire, and the social acceptance dimension of the Self-Perception Profile for Children scale were significantly correlated with social support level in male adolescents with subthreshold depression. In contrast, the total score of the Self-Perception Profile for Children scale, the social acceptance of the Self-Perception Profile for Children scale, total individualism, and total collectivism were significantly correlated with social support level in female adolescents with subthreshold depression. Limitations: This study is a cross-sectional study, and its effectiveness in explaining factors that influence levels of social support is limited. Conclusions: The gender difference between low social support among adolescents with subthreshold depression is related to cognitive style, self-perception, and collectivism–individualism.

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Shi, Y., Shangguan, F., Xiao, J. (2023). Gender differences in the incidence and related factors of low social support among adolescents with subthreshold depression. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 25(12), 1257-1263. https://doi.org/10.32604/ijmhp.2023.030516
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Shi Y, Shangguan F, Xiao J. Gender differences in the incidence and related factors of low social support among adolescents with subthreshold depression. Int J Ment Health Promot. 2023;25(12):1257-1263 https://doi.org/10.32604/ijmhp.2023.030516
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Y. Shi, F. Shangguan, and J. Xiao "Gender Differences in the Incidence and Related Factors of Low Social Support among Adolescents with Subthreshold Depression," Int. J. Ment. Health Promot., vol. 25, no. 12, pp. 1257-1263. 2023. https://doi.org/10.32604/ijmhp.2023.030516



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