Nature of Individual Difference in Liability to Depression in Russian Adolescents

Alexandra P. Belova, Elena Z. Sabirova, Sergey B. Malykh
2012 Psychology in Russia: State of Art  
The Influence of genetic and environmental factors on liability to depression in Russian teenage sample was investigated. 196 twin pairs aged 13 to 17 (M=15,2) from Moscow, Izhevsk and Bishkek took part in the survey. We have found out that genetic factors had an effect on individual difference in depressiveness among Russian teenagers: more than 50% of variance was explained by additive genetic factors which correspond to international results. The biggest genetic influence was obtained for
more » ... h scales as negative emotions, negative self esteem and externalization which are the most replicable factor scales in CDI structure worldwide.
doi:10.11621/pir.2012.0008 fatcat:5abbm33uv5bnlpkxuzlduhmvne