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The relationship between adolescent depressive symptomology and substance abuse

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dc.contributor.advisor Schulze S, Prof en
dc.contributor.advisor Lessing AC, Prof en
dc.contributor.author Blore LG en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T11:54:31Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T11:54:31Z
dc.date.created 2002 en
dc.date.submitted 2003 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/142018
dc.description.abstract This study examines the relationship between adolescent depressive symptomology and substance abuse. From a literature study six hypotheses were developed. A quantitative empirical study, undertaken in a South African high school, investigated the level of adolescent depressive symptomology and substance abuse, as well as the relationship between the two. The influence of various moderator variables was also examined. In line with most international studies, the relationship between adolescent depressive symptomology and substance abuse was found to be significant. This research has shown that adolescent depressive symptomology is significantly and positively correlated with earlier age of onset of substance abuse as well as frequency of usage. There appear to be gender differences in the way adolescents deal with their depression in terms of substance abuse. In addition, risk factors for depression and substance abuse were confirmed. Recommendations have been made based on these results. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject School counselling (from primary to secondary level) (from primary to secondary level) (from primary to secondary level) en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Clinical psychology en
dc.title The relationship between adolescent depressive symptomology and substance abuse en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MEd en


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