How do personality traits and physical activity relate to depression in adolescents?

deporte-en-la-adolescenciaThe Journal of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology has published in its latest number an interesting study that analyses how physical activity and personality influence depressive symptomatology in the adolescent population between the ages of 13 and 18. The findings obtained from the assessment of these aspects showed that teenagers who engage physical activity and also have personality traits characterized by sensation seeking and curiosity, which are more persistent and goals although are not too clear, show lower levels of stress than those who are cautious, have too many future aims, more insecurities and no hope that situations might improve (distress). To learn more about the study, click here.

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