Predicting depression from quality of life in school, Automatic negative thoughts and Anger management of upper–secondary school students Quality of life, automatic negative thoughts, anger management and depression

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Rassarin Raveephattanarangsi
Vipa Lake
Somchai Teaukul


              The purpose of this correlational research was to find the predictive ability of quality of life in school, automatic negative thought, and anger management on depression of adolescents in upper-secondary school students in the Bangkok area under management of the Office of the Basic Education Commission: (OBEC) in Bangkok area 1 in the academic year of 2017. Four hundred subjects were obtained by a stratified random sampling method. Data collection was done using 1) personal information, 2) the quality of life in school questionnaire, 3) children’s and adolescents’ automatic thought scale, 4) the anger management questionnaire, and 5) Health -Related Self Report: HRSR -The Diagnostic Screening Test for Depression in Thai Population. Data was analyzed in terms of percentage, mean, standard deviation, Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression-forward. It was found that there were two independent variables which co-predicted the changes of depression score by 32.3 percent at p< .05 level. The most powerful predictor was automatic negative thought, followed by anger management-‘anger control out’. Quality of life in school and the anger management-‘anger control in’ were rejected from the equation.


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Raveephattanarangsi, R., Lake, V., & Teaukul, S. (2019). Predicting depression from quality of life in school, Automatic negative thoughts and Anger management of upper–secondary school students: Quality of life, automatic negative thoughts, anger management and depression. International Journal of Child Development and Mental Health, 7(1), 11-19. Retrieved from
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