Reciprocal influences between stress and internalizing problems in Korean adolescents: A cross-lagged, longitudinal study
Article first published online: 13 JUN 2011
© 2011 The Author. Asian Journal of Social Psychology © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd with the Asian Association of Social Psychology and the Japanese Group Dynamics Association
Asian Journal of Social Psychology
Volume 14, Issue 3, pages 189–196, September 2011
How to Cite
Lee, J. (2011), Reciprocal influences between stress and internalizing problems in Korean adolescents: A cross-lagged, longitudinal study. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 14: 189–196. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-839X.2011.01345.x
- Issue published online: 19 AUG 2011
- Article first published online: 13 JUN 2011
- Received 16 January 2010; accepted 7 August 2010.
- autoregressive model;
- internalizing problem;
- Korean adolescent;
- middle and late adolescence;
In the current four-wave, longitudinal study, adolescent stress, internalizing problems, and the reciprocal influences of these variables were examined. Data were obtained from the Korea Youth Panel Study, which included 3188 (1594 male and 1594 female) middle- and high-school students who enrolled in the study from 2004 to 2007. The mean participant age was 14.79 years in 2004. By using a cross-lagged, autoregressive model, it was shown that stress levels and internalizing problems had reciprocal influences on one another over time (all four time points). At each of the time points, the effect sizes of stress on internalizing problems were significantly greater than those of internalizing problems on stress.