School-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Intervention for Depressive Symptomatology: Intervention for Malaysian Adolescents

2020-06-29T14:09:20Z (GMT) by JO ANNE SAW
Depressive symptoms are often under-emphasised and provided that depressive symptoms may be particularly detrimental, investigations on new approaches of protecting the younger generations are necessary. This study consisted of three studies, which employed a mixed-method approach. Study 1 explores the validation and contextualisation of the CBT treatment module performed by a group of subject matter experts. Meanwhile, Study 2 consisted of a preliminary study of screening using questionnaires, followed by piloting of the treatment module as school-based intervention for adolescents who exhibited elevated depressive symptoms. Following that, Study 3 tested the effectiveness of the intervention module through an experimental design.