Association between clinically important depressive symptoms and academic achivement among students in Cartagena, Colombia

Background: Some studies show a strong association between depressive symptoms and academic achievement in the adolescent population. However, there are few Colombian publications about this topic. Objective: To establish the association between clinically important depressive symptoms and academic...

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Autores Principales: Campo-Arias, Adalberto, Cogollo, Zuleima
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Lenguaje:Español (Spanish)
Publicado: Universidad del Rosario 2010
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Acceso en línea:http://revistas.urosario.edu.co/index.php/revsalud/article/view/496
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spelling ir-10336-74502019-09-19T12:37:01Z Association between clinically important depressive symptoms and academic achivement among students in Cartagena, Colombia Asociación entre síntomas depresivos con importancia clínica y rendimiento académico en estudiantes de Cartagena, Colombia Campo-Arias, Adalberto Cogollo, Zuleima Depression; Academic Achievement; Adolescent; Students; Socioeconomic Status Depresión; Rendimiento académico; Adolescente; Estudiantes; Estrato Socioeconómico Background: Some studies show a strong association between depressive symptoms and academic achievement in the adolescent population. However, there are few Colombian publications about this topic. Objective: To establish the association between clinically important depressive symptoms and academic achievement among low socioeconomic status adolescent students. Method: A group of 13 to 17 year-aged adolescents was studied. Meaningful clinically depressive symptoms were measured with Zung’ self-rating depression scale (40/80). Academic achievement was evaluated according to Colombian qualitative model. Results: A total of 43.5% of students reported clinically important depressive symptoms and 30.7% accomplished a poor academic achievement, according to teacher report. The academic achievement was independent of meaningful clinically depressive symptoms, after controlling other variables. Conclusion: Meaningful clinically depressive symptoms are frequent in low socioeconomic status adolescent students. But, meaningful clinically depressive symptoms are not associated with academic performance. Further investigations are needed. Antecedentes: Algunos estudios muestran una asociación importante entre síntomas depresivos y rendimiento académico en población adolescente. Sin embargo, existen pocas investigaciones en estudiantes colombianos.Objetivo: Determinar la asociación entre síntomas depresivos con importancia clínica y rendimiento académico en adolescentes estudiantes de estrato socioeconómico bajo.Método: En adolescentes estudiantes entre 13 y 17 años de edad se cuantificaron síntomas depresivos con importancia clínica con la escala de Zung (punto de corte 40/80). El rendimiento académico fue evaluado siguiendo el modelo cualitativo vigente en Colombia.Resultados: El 45.3% de los estudiantes mostró síntomas depresivos con importancia clínica, mientras el 30.7% tenía un pobre rendimiento académico, según la evaluación docente. El rendimiento académico resultó independiente de los síntomas depresivos con importancia clínica, aún después de controlar por otras variables.Conclusiones: Los síntomas depresivos son frecuentes en estudiantes adolescentes de estrato bajo; no obstante, no guardan relación con el rendimiento académico. Se necesita mayor investigación en esta área. 2010-05-18 2010-05-18 2014-07-09T15:56:01Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion http://revistas.urosario.edu.co/index.php/revsalud/article/view/496 http://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/7450 spa http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf Universidad del Rosario instname:Universidad del Rosario reponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR Revista Ciencias de la Salud; Vol. 5, núm. 1 (2007) Revista Ciencias de la Salud; Vol. 5, núm. 1 (2007) Revista Ciencias de la Salud; Vol. 5, núm. 1 (2007) 2145-4507 1692-7273
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topic Depression; Academic Achievement; Adolescent; Students; Socioeconomic Status
Depresión; Rendimiento académico; Adolescente; Estudiantes; Estrato Socioeconómico
spellingShingle Depression; Academic Achievement; Adolescent; Students; Socioeconomic Status
Depresión; Rendimiento académico; Adolescente; Estudiantes; Estrato Socioeconómico
Campo-Arias, Adalberto
Cogollo, Zuleima
Association between clinically important depressive symptoms and academic achivement among students in Cartagena, Colombia
description Background: Some studies show a strong association between depressive symptoms and academic achievement in the adolescent population. However, there are few Colombian publications about this topic. Objective: To establish the association between clinically important depressive symptoms and academic achievement among low socioeconomic status adolescent students. Method: A group of 13 to 17 year-aged adolescents was studied. Meaningful clinically depressive symptoms were measured with Zung’ self-rating depression scale (40/80). Academic achievement was evaluated according to Colombian qualitative model. Results: A total of 43.5% of students reported clinically important depressive symptoms and 30.7% accomplished a poor academic achievement, according to teacher report. The academic achievement was independent of meaningful clinically depressive symptoms, after controlling other variables. Conclusion: Meaningful clinically depressive symptoms are frequent in low socioeconomic status adolescent students. But, meaningful clinically depressive symptoms are not associated with academic performance. Further investigations are needed.
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author Campo-Arias, Adalberto
Cogollo, Zuleima
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Cogollo, Zuleima
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title Association between clinically important depressive symptoms and academic achivement among students in Cartagena, Colombia
title_short Association between clinically important depressive symptoms and academic achivement among students in Cartagena, Colombia
title_full Association between clinically important depressive symptoms and academic achivement among students in Cartagena, Colombia
title_fullStr Association between clinically important depressive symptoms and academic achivement among students in Cartagena, Colombia
title_full_unstemmed Association between clinically important depressive symptoms and academic achivement among students in Cartagena, Colombia
title_sort association between clinically important depressive symptoms and academic achivement among students in cartagena, colombia
publisher Universidad del Rosario
publishDate 2010
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