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Revista de Psicologia da IMED

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PINTO, Adriele Vieira de Lima et al. Depression and adolescence: relation of quality of life and subjective well-being. Rev. Psicol. IMED [online]. 2018, vol.10, n.2, pp.6-21. ISSN 2175-5027.

This study aimed to verify the relation between Quality of Life (QoL) and Subjective Well-Being (BES) with the indicative of depression in adolescents. This was a cross-sectional field study with a quantitative approach. The study consisted of a non-probabilistic sample, with 300 adolescents between 12 and 18 years old (M = 14.84; SD = 1.84), the majority of females (56%), of João Pessoa, Paraíba. They answered the socio-demographic questionnaire, the Child Depression Inventory (CDI-20), the QoL Kidscreen-52 questionnaire and the Life Satisfaction Scales and Positive and Negative Affects. Through SPSS (version 21), the Mann-Whitney test and Spearman correlation, the results indicated that girls (Median = 139.87) presented more indicative of depression than boys (Median = 116.19), U = 6689, p <0.01, r = -0.15. The depressive symptomatology still correlated negatively and statistically with QoL (rs = -0.69, p <0.001), positive affects (rs = -0.50, p <0.01) and life satisfaction (rs = -0.62, p <0.001). Thus, the findings point to the need to prevent the incidence of depression through the promotion of QoL and BES among adolescents.

Keywords : quality of life; depression; adolescents; subjective well-being.

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