ADHD Symptoms, Self-Esteem, and Depression of Juvenile Offenders

비행청소년의 ADHD 증상, 자아존중감 및 우울

  • Received : 2013.12.01
  • Accepted : 2013.12.20
  • Published : 2013.12.28


This study aimed to identify factors that influence depression in juvenile offenders. A cross-sectional study design was used. The participants were 275 juvenile offenders from D city. The collected data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and multiple regression with the SPSS/WIN 20.0 program. Of the participants, 32.4% and 52.0% were in the clinical group for ADHD and depression, respectively. ADHD symptoms and self-esteem were significantly correlated with depression. The final model showed that depression among juvenile offenders was significantly influenced by perceived health status, ADHD symptoms, and self-esteem. These variables accounted for 37% of the variance of depression.


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