Responses to CES-D: European American Versus Korean American Adolescents
Article first published online: 2 SEP 2013
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Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
Volume 26, Issue 4, pages 254–261, November 2013
How to Cite
Kim, E., Landis, A. M. and Cain, K. K. (2013), Responses to CES-D: European American Versus Korean American Adolescents. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 26: 254–261. doi: 10.1111/jcap.12050
- Issue published online: 4 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 2 SEP 2013
- Research and Intramural Funding Program
- Institute for Ethnic Studies in the United States
- American orientation;
- Korean immigrants;
- Korean orientation
No study has examined variations in the responses to CES-D (Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale) scoring among different ethnic group adolescents.
This study compared response differences to CES-D between 51 European American and 58 Korean American (KA) adolescents.
Thirty-nine percent of KA adolescents reported higher depressive symptoms compared to 33% European American adolescents. Controlling for child age, significant mean differences were found on six items between the two groups. When within-group difference was examined among KA adolescents using a bi-dimensional acculturation approach, no differences were found except one item.
KA adolescents did not show response bias toward positive affect items in CES-D when compared to European American adolescents.