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Title The development of non-verbal communication skills in relation to depression in adolescence
Period 05 / 2001 - 05 / 2005
Status Completed
Research number OND1276108
Data Supplier Onderzoekschool Psychologie en Gezondheid

Abstract

Depression increases in adolescence, particulary by girls. Relational problems seem to play a role in this findings. Since friendships with peers become increasingly important in adolescence, the aim of the project is to find out why some children have problems in building these relationships and how this may lead to depression in adolescence. The answer to this question is sought in (the development of) non-verbal communication skills, in both typical children (school population) and children with depression (clinical group) aged 12 to 18 years. Data will be collected by means of tests, questionnaires and behavioral observations in a longitudinal-sequential research design.

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Supervisor Prof.dr. W. Koops
Researcher Drs. M.S.M. van Dolderen
Project leader Dr. Y. van Beek

Classification

A74000 Mental health care
A82200 Social integration and social structure
D51000 Psychology

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