Year: 2005 Source: Ottawa, Ontario: Statistics Canada, 2005. 57p. SIEC No: 20050807

This study used data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children & Youth to examine changes in relationships with parents & peers during adolescence, & adolescent depressive symptoms. The study found that relationships with others & depressive symptoms were linked at ages 14 & 15, & again 2 years later at ages 16 & 17. Youth who reported higher levels of closeness, affection & understanding from their mothers & fathers had lower depressive symptoms scores at both times in their lives. (29 refs)