Specialist in School Psychology
Semester of Degree Completion
The relationships among depressive symptoms, peer acceptance, and academic competence were examined in 43 fourth-grade students using a self-report measure of depression (Children's Depression Inventory); a teacher-rated measure of depression (Behavior Assessment System for Children — Teacher Rating Scale); peer acceptance and peer rejection; and grade point average. Results indicated higher levels of self-reported depression than previously found in children of this age. Correlations between self-reports of depression and peer rejection and self-reports of depression and grade point average were significant. The current study also found a significant positive correlation between the two depression scales (Children's Depression Inventory and Behavior Assessment System for Children — Teacher Rating Scale — Depression Scale). Implications for future research and limitations of the current study are discussed.
Harrison, Michelle L., "Depressive Symptoms and Academic Achievement in Fourth Grade Students" (2001). Masters Theses. 1449.