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dc.contributor.advisorStrunk, Daniel
dc.creatorKretz, Shelby
dc.descriptionPsychology: 3rd Place (The Ohio State University Denman Undergraduate Research Forum)en_US
dc.description.abstractInternational students face unique life stressors that put them at an increased risk for exhibiting depressive symptoms while they are in college. Due to a changing economy, Spain has seen a large recent increase in international students. Along with stress, cognitive style (i.e., the way a person thinks about the world) has been established as a risk factor for the development of depressive symptoms. In line with diathesis stress models of depression, the purpose of this study was to examine international student stress, cognitive style, and the interaction of these risk factors as predictors of depressive symptoms in international students in Spain. Four brief questionnaires were administered to 163 international students in Spain. Both cognitive style and stress were significant predictors of concurrent depressive symptoms, but the interaction of these predictors was not statistically significant. Directions for future research identifying risks for depressive symptoms in the growing population of international students in Spain are discussed.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Social and Behavioral Sciencesen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Psychologyen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOSU Honors Collegiumen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOSU Office of International Affairsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries2013 Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. 18then_US
dc.subjectDiathesis-Stress Modelen_US
dc.subjectInternational Studentsen_US
dc.subjectCognitive Vulnerabilityen_US
dc.titleCognitive Vulnerability and International Student Stress: A Test of the Diathesis-Stress Model of Depression in International Students in Spainen_US
dc.description.academicmajorAcademic Major: Psychologyen_US

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