Factors Influencing Depression among Early Adolescents in Extended Educational Opportunity School of Samutsakhon Province

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Supachai Tuklang
Orapun Thongtang
Teerasakdi Satra
Sucheera Phattharayuttawat

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Objective: to study factors influencing depression among early adolescents in extended educational opportunity school of Samutsakhon province.
Method: This research was a descriptive cross-sectional survey. Study sample subjectswere 426 early adolescents. Data collection was used with 4 instruments including demographic data record form, Child’s Automatic Thought Scale (CATS), Personal
Resource Questionnaire (PRQ2000), and Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale (RADS). Statistic analysis used stepwise multiple regression.
Result: The result revealed significant that negative automatic thoughts and low social
support factors accounted for 39.1 % of the variability in early adolescents depression (p<.001).

Conclusion: The negative automatic thoughts and low social support factors were most important factors affecting early adolescents depression in extended educational opportunity school of Samutsakhon province. Therefore, decreasing negative automatic thoughts and increasing social support should be encouraged to enhance mental health
of early adolescents.

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Tuklang, S., Thongtang, O., Satra, T., & Phattharayuttawat, S. (2013). Factors Influencing Depression among Early Adolescents in Extended Educational Opportunity School of Samutsakhon Province. Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand, 57(3), 283–294. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPAT/article/view/5493
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Supachai Tuklang, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Clinical Psychology Program, Department of Psychiatry

Orapun Thongtang, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University.

Teerasakdi Satra, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University.

Sucheera Phattharayuttawat, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University.

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