Am I burned-out or depressed? Distinguishing school burnout and depression in adolescence via a cognitive vulnerability-stress model.

01 November 2021 → 30 September 2025
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Psychophysiology
    • Psychopathology
    • Social and emotional development
School burnout depression adolescence vulnerability-stress model early maladaptive schemas emotion regulation questionnaire study psychophysiology EMA
Project description

This project examines the developmental pathways of school burnout and depression in adolescents. We hypothesize that both disorders develop via a vulnerability-stress interaction, but that different types of vulnerabilities and stressors result in either school burnout or depression. We investigate the role of early maladaptive schemas, interpersonal and school-related stressors and emotion regulation through a longitudinal questionnaire-, lab- and diary-study.