Depressive symptoms in a sample of chinese adolescents: An empirical study using the chinese version of the beck depression inventory

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The Chinese version of the Beck Depression Inventory (C-BDI) was administered to 2,150 Chinese secondary school students. The results showed that both the mean total score and the proportion of students who could be classified as severely depressed in this Chinese adolescent sample were higher than previous Western studies. Significant sex differences in depressive symptoms on some of the items and the total score were also found. While the age as well as sex-specific norms were presented, the data are discussed in the context of previous studies examining depressive responses in adolescents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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