Volume 29, Issue 1
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DEPRESSION AND STUDENT ENGAGEMENT OF SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND THE MEDIATING ROLE OF RESILIENCE
Depression is a common mental illness among senior high school students. It is widely agreed that depression has a great impact on the student engagement. However, there is little report on the impact mechanism. This paper attempts to ascertain the relationship between depression and student engagement, and the mechanism of resilience in this relationship. For this purpose, 374 senior high school students were selected, and evaluated against The Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale, The Student Engagement in School Scale and The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC). Through data analysis, it is concluded that depression is negatively correlated with resilience and student engagement, and can be predicted based on the two factors; resilience mediates the relationship between depression and student engagement in three dimensions, namely, personal competence, tolerance of negative effect, and control of negative effect; depression affects student engagement through resilience.
Depression, Student Engagement, Resilience, Mediating Effect.