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Depressive symptoms and career-related goal appraisals: genetic and environmental correlations and interactions

Salmela-Aro, Katariina, Read, Sanna, Vuoksimaa, Eero, Korhonen, Tellervo, Dick, Danielle M., Kaprio, Jaakko and Rose, Richard. J. (2014) Depressive symptoms and career-related goal appraisals: genetic and environmental correlations and interactions. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 17 (04). pp. 236-243. ISSN 1832-4274

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Identification Number: 10.1017/thg.2014.33

Abstract

In order to further understand why depressive symptoms are associated with negative goal appraisals, the present study examined the genetic and environmental correlations and interactions between depressive symptoms and career-related goal appraisals. A total of 1,240 Finnish twins aged 21–26 years completed a questionnaire containing items on the appraisal of their career goals along five dimensions: importance, progress, effort, strain, and self-efficacy. In the same questionnaire, the 10-item General Behavior Inventory assessed depressive symptoms. Structural equation modeling was used to evaluate the genetic and environmental correlations and gene–environment interactions between the career-goal appraisals and depressive symptoms. Associations were identified, and were attributed to environmental factors. Of the career-related goal appraisals, the shared environmental component was of a higher magnitude for the dimension of strain among the depressed compared with non-depressed subjects. The results indicate that the interplay between depressive symptoms and negative career-related goal appraisals is significantly affected by environmental factors, and thus possibly susceptible to targeted interventions.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJourna...
Additional Information: © 2014 Cambridge University Press
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2015 10:06
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 02:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63641

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