Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Demaray, Michelle K.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Psychology

LCSH

Social psychology||Developmental psychology||Stress in adolescence--Research||Social networks--Research||Social psychology||Developmental psychology

Abstract

The current study examined the stress-buffering effect of social support on the relations between stress from daily hassles and psychological adjustment. Daily hassles have been associated with various indicators of maladjustment including anxiety and depression. Previous research has identified the stress-buffering effect of social support such that perceived social support moderates the relations between experiencing stress and negative outcomes. This has been established for various forms of stress but has not been extensively explored for daily hassles. This study analyzed the potential moderating effect of social support from parents, teachers, and classmates on the association between perceived daily hassles and symptoms of anxiety and depression within a high-school population. The examination found that daily hassle stress was significantly associated with anxiety and depression. For anxiety, no sources of support moderated the relation between stress and internalizing symptoms. When analyzing depression, only classmate support buffered the relation between daily hassle stress and depression.

Comments

Advisors: Michelle K. Demaray.||Committee members: Amy Luckner; Christine Malecki; Greg Waas.

Extent

149 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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