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An Investigation into the Role of Coping in Preventing Depression Associated with Perfectionism in Preadolescent Children.

Dry SM, Kane RT, Rooney RM - Front Public Health (2015)

Bottom Line: Structural equation modeling tested whether coping mediated the effects of perfectionism on depression.Results indicated that SPP had both a direct and an indirect relationship with depression symptoms through a moderate association with maladaptive coping.Implications for prevention of depression were discussed and recommendations for future research were proposed.

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Affiliation: Curtin University , Perth, WA , Australia.

ABSTRACT
The relationships between self-oriented and socially prescribed perfectionism (SPP) and maladaptive and adaptive coping strategies and their collective impact on depression symptoms were examined in the context of a randomized controlled universal trial of the Aussie Optimism Positive Thinking Skills Program. Five hundred and forty-one children aged 8-12 completed a battery of self-reports, of which responses for measures of depression symptoms, perfectionism, and coping strategies were examined for the purposes of this study. Structural equation modeling tested whether coping mediated the effects of perfectionism on depression. Results indicated that SPP had both a direct and an indirect relationship with depression symptoms through a moderate association with maladaptive coping. Implications for prevention of depression were discussed and recommendations for future research were proposed.

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Gender controlled mediator structural equation model at pre-test. N = 541. *p < 0.05, two-tailed; **p < 0.01, two-tailed; ***p < 0.001.
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Figure 2: Gender controlled mediator structural equation model at pre-test. N = 541. *p < 0.05, two-tailed; **p < 0.01, two-tailed; ***p < 0.001.

Mentions: The mediation hypothesis was tested by specifying pathways between latent variables (perfectionism, depression and coping) in LISREL to reflect the hypothesized relationships. In addition, measurement variables were specified for perfectionism (SOP and SPP), coping (maladaptive and adaptive), and depression (CDI). Measurement errors for subscales were derived from the Cronbach alpha rates from published studies and were entered into the SEM or computed by the model where no published data were available. Two competing structural models – a saturated model (Figure 1) with a maximum number of pathways and a nested, more parsimonious model testing mediation (Figure 2) – were then tested for fit and compared. Fit statistics for the two models are shown in Table 4.


An Investigation into the Role of Coping in Preventing Depression Associated with Perfectionism in Preadolescent Children.

Dry SM, Kane RT, Rooney RM - Front Public Health (2015)

Gender controlled mediator structural equation model at pre-test. N = 541. *p < 0.05, two-tailed; **p < 0.01, two-tailed; ***p < 0.001.
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Figure 2: Gender controlled mediator structural equation model at pre-test. N = 541. *p < 0.05, two-tailed; **p < 0.01, two-tailed; ***p < 0.001.
Mentions: The mediation hypothesis was tested by specifying pathways between latent variables (perfectionism, depression and coping) in LISREL to reflect the hypothesized relationships. In addition, measurement variables were specified for perfectionism (SOP and SPP), coping (maladaptive and adaptive), and depression (CDI). Measurement errors for subscales were derived from the Cronbach alpha rates from published studies and were entered into the SEM or computed by the model where no published data were available. Two competing structural models – a saturated model (Figure 1) with a maximum number of pathways and a nested, more parsimonious model testing mediation (Figure 2) – were then tested for fit and compared. Fit statistics for the two models are shown in Table 4.

Bottom Line: Structural equation modeling tested whether coping mediated the effects of perfectionism on depression.Results indicated that SPP had both a direct and an indirect relationship with depression symptoms through a moderate association with maladaptive coping.Implications for prevention of depression were discussed and recommendations for future research were proposed.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Curtin University , Perth, WA , Australia.

ABSTRACT
The relationships between self-oriented and socially prescribed perfectionism (SPP) and maladaptive and adaptive coping strategies and their collective impact on depression symptoms were examined in the context of a randomized controlled universal trial of the Aussie Optimism Positive Thinking Skills Program. Five hundred and forty-one children aged 8-12 completed a battery of self-reports, of which responses for measures of depression symptoms, perfectionism, and coping strategies were examined for the purposes of this study. Structural equation modeling tested whether coping mediated the effects of perfectionism on depression. Results indicated that SPP had both a direct and an indirect relationship with depression symptoms through a moderate association with maladaptive coping. Implications for prevention of depression were discussed and recommendations for future research were proposed.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus