Cognitive Therapy and Research

, Volume 24, Issue 6, pp 637–650 | Cite as

Which Social Problem-Solving Components Buffer Depression in Adolescent Girls?

  • Alice A. Frye
  • Sherryl H. Goodman


Life stress is associated with depression, although it accounts for only about 10% of the variance. Social problem solving has been found to be a moderator of the stress–depression relationship in adults and children. This study extends research in this area by testing whether social problem solving moderates the relationship between stress and depression among adolescent girls and whether the moderating role of social problem solving is specific to certain domains of social problem solving. The hypothesized role of specific social problem-solving deficits in the association between stress and depressive symptomatology was supported.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alice A. Frye
    • 1
  • Sherryl H. Goodman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyEmory UniversityAtlanta
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyEmory UniversityAtlanta

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