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dc.contributor.authorAsgeirsdottir, Bryndis Bjork
dc.contributor.authorGudjonsson, Gisli H.
dc.contributor.authorSigurdsson, Jon Fridrik
dc.contributor.authorSigfusdottir, Inga Dora
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-13T10:10:23Z
dc.date.available2010-07-13T10:10:23Z
dc.date.issued2010-10-01
dc.date.submitted2010-07-13
dc.identifier.citationPers Individ Dif. 2010, 49(5):402-7en
dc.identifier.issn0191-8869
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.paid.2010.04.007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/107536
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the study was to investigate the protective processes for depressed mood and anger among sexually abused adolescents. A cross-sectional anonymous self-report national survey was conducted including 9113 16–19-year-old students attending all upper secondary schools in Iceland in 2004. Correlations and multiple linear regression models were carried out to test for main, interaction and mediating effects. The results showed that parental support, positive attitudes towards school and sport participation negatively predicted depressed mood and anger (main effects). Self-esteem however, turned out to be a stronger negative predictor of depressed mood and anger for sexually abused adolescents than for non-abused adolescents (interaction effect). Finally, self-esteem mediated the effects of parental support, attitudes towards school and sport participation on depressed mood and anger. These results underscore the specific importance of self-esteem when predicting depressed mood and anger among sexually abused adolescents. They also indicate that parental support, attitudes towards school and sport participation are important predictors of these emotional problems, both directly and indirectly through their effects on self-esteem.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2010.04.007en
dc.subject.meshDepressionen
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshChild Abuse, Sexualen
dc.subject.meshSelf Concepten
dc.titleProtective processes for depressed mood and anger among sexually abused adolescents: The importance of self-esteemen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalPersonality and Individual Differencesen
html.description.abstractThe aim of the study was to investigate the protective processes for depressed mood and anger among sexually abused adolescents. A cross-sectional anonymous self-report national survey was conducted including 9113 16–19-year-old students attending all upper secondary schools in Iceland in 2004. Correlations and multiple linear regression models were carried out to test for main, interaction and mediating effects. The results showed that parental support, positive attitudes towards school and sport participation negatively predicted depressed mood and anger (main effects). Self-esteem however, turned out to be a stronger negative predictor of depressed mood and anger for sexually abused adolescents than for non-abused adolescents (interaction effect). Finally, self-esteem mediated the effects of parental support, attitudes towards school and sport participation on depressed mood and anger. These results underscore the specific importance of self-esteem when predicting depressed mood and anger among sexually abused adolescents. They also indicate that parental support, attitudes towards school and sport participation are important predictors of these emotional problems, both directly and indirectly through their effects on self-esteem.


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