Relative Deprivation and Adolescent Depression (1 CE)
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists, Counselors, and School Psychologists
Course By: Cara M. Bliss, PhD, NCSP
Content By: Kim, J. (2020). Does Relative Deprivation within Schools Influence Adolescent Depression? Society and Mental Health, 00(0), 1-16.
Course Description: Research on relative deprivation (RD) and health has focused on adult populations and has emerged as a way to measure the impact of the widening economic disparities. The current research examines the relationship between RD and adolescent depression. Ultimately, when variables such as family income and school fixed effects are controlled, students with higher RD (within schools) exhibit more depressive symptoms. Overall, researchers found that a combination of lowered self-esteem and future expectations explains almost half of the association between RD and adolescent depression. Social inequality may implicate population health in the next generation through socioeconomic stratification within schools.
- Identify the main purpose of the study and the methods related to relative deprivation (RD) as examined in the article
- Analyze the data by exploring the statistical tests used in conjunction with the discussed findings
- Integrate the study limitations with the identified areas of future research
- Review and understand Does Relative Deprivation within Schools Influence Adolescent Depression?
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider how relative deprivation may influence adolescent mental health within the context of school
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the accompanying article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand the link between RD and adolescent depression