The Effects of Friendship Network Popularity on Depressive Symptoms During Early Adolescence: Moderation by Fear of Negative Evaluation and Gender

Olga Kornienko, Carlos E. Santos

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Abstract

We integrated a social network analysis and developmental perspectives to examine the effects of friendship network popularity on depressive symptoms during early adolescence. We explored whether the association between social status processes (i.e., friendship network popularity) and depressive symptoms was moderated by socio-cognitive aspects of peer relations (i.e., a fear of negative evaluation by peers) and gender. This longitudinal study was conducted with a sample of 367 adolescents (48.5 % female; M age = 11.9 years; 9 % European American, 19 % African American, 7 % Native American, 60 % Latino(a), 5 % other) attending sixth and seventh grades at Time 1. Results indicated that, for males with high levels of fear of negative evaluation, friendship network popularity was associated negatively with increases in depressive symptoms. Conversely, for females with high levels of fear of negative evaluation, friendship network popularity was associated positively with increases in depressive symptoms. Theoretical and clinical implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-553
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Youth and Adolescence
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

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Keywords

  • Depressive symptoms
  • Early adolescence
  • Fear of negative evaluation
  • Friendship network popularity
  • Gender
  • Social network analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Medicine(all)

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The Effects of Friendship Network Popularity on Depressive Symptoms During Early Adolescence : Moderation by Fear of Negative Evaluation and Gender. / Kornienko, Olga; Santos, Carlos E.

In: Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Vol. 43, No. 4, 04.2014, p. 541-553.

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