Association of Adult Depression With Educational Attainment, Aspirations, and Expectations
ORIGINAL RESEARCH — Volume 17 — August 27, 2020
Arrows depict possible effects of input variables on outcome variables. Demographic confounders can directly affect confounding variables from childhood, confounding variables from adolescence, educational aspirations and expectations in adolescence, educational attainment, mediating variables from adulthood, and indirectly affect depression. Similarly, childhood confounders can affect all other categories of variables, adolescence confounders can affect all education and adulthood variables, the education variables can affect adulthood mediators and depression, and the adulthood mediators can affect depression.
Theoretical framework consisting of hypothesized relationships between educational attainment, educational aspirations and expectations, depression in adulthood, and potential confounding and mediating variables.
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