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Title: The Impact of Friends’ Social Support on Depression of Young Adults with Visual Impairments
Authors: Papadopoulos, Konstantinos
Papakonstantinou, Doxa
Type: Article
Subjects: FRASCATI::Social sciences::Psychology::Psychology, special (including: therapy for learning, speech, hearing, visual and other physical and mental disabilities)
Keywords: Depression
negative social support
positive social support
visual impairments
young adults
Issue Date: 2020
Source: International Journal of Disability, Development and Education
Volume: 67
Issue: 5
First Page: 484
Last Page: 496
Abstract: The aim of this study was to examine the association between social support from friends and depression in young adults with visual impairments. Forty young adults with visual impairments, ranging in age from 18 to 40 years, completed the 21-item Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-I) and a self-developed social support questionnaire. Significant individual predictors of depression were negative practical support and positive practical support. The respondents who received more positive practical social support from their friends reported fewer depressive symptoms. Furthermore, fewer depressive symptoms were also associated with receipt of less negative practical social support.
ISSN: 1034-912X
Other Identifiers: 10.1080/1034912X.2019.1620922
Appears in Collections:Department of Educational & Social Policy

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