J Korean Acad Child Health Nurs.  2008 Oct;14(4):343-351.

Inferiority, Depression and Psychosomatic Symptoms in Female Adolescents: The Mediating Effect of Perceived Entrapment

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Sangji University, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Hanseo University, Korea. bkcha@hanseo.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE: This descriptive correlation study was designed to examine the relationship of inferiority to depression and psychosomatic symptoms in female adolescents. In addition, this study investigated the mediating effect of perceived entrapment in relation to inferiority and other variables. METHOD: Data were collected from 526 female high school students. Self-report questionnaires, which were constructed to include demographic factors, inferiority, perceived entrapment, depression and psychosomatic symptoms, were used for data collection.
RESULTS
Students with high inferiority showed significantly higher perceived entrapment, depression and psychosomatic symptoms. There were significant positive correlations among the variables. Perceived entrapment had a significant mediating effect in relation to inferiority, depression and psychosomatic symptoms.
CONCLUSION
Further study is necessary to develop effective nursing interventions for managing inferiority and perceived entrapment in this population.

Keyword

Adolescent; Depression; Entrapment

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Data Collection
Demography
Depression
Female
Humans
Negotiating
Statistics as Topic
Child Health
Surveys and Questionnaires
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