Öner, S.; Buğdaycı, R.; Kurt, Ö.; Toros, F.(2004); ‘‘Depression Frequency of Students Studying at Mersin Apprentice Training Center and Affecting Factors’’, Mesleki Sağlık ve Güvenlik Magazine, 18:36-41


Öner, S.; Buğdaycı, R.; Kurt, Ö.; Toros, F.(2004); ‘‘Depression Frequency of Students Studying at Mersin Apprentice Training Center and Affecting Factors’’, Mesleki Sağlık ve Güvenlik Magazine, 18:36-41.

Number of Works Cited: 38

Scope:

A study made to determine the frequency of depression and depression risk factors in working adolescents is presented in the form of an article. Made in the cross-sectional type, the study included 1152 adolescent apprentices who have attended the Mersin Apprentice Training Center in May 2002. To collect data; a survey questioning the personal, family and working life properties of apprentices and Beck Depression Scale (ÇBDÖ) for Children have been applied. Binary Logistic Regression Analysis has been used to determine risk factors.

An Excerpt from the Article:

There are very limited studies on working adolescents in Turkey and the world. Scarcity of studies limited the comparison of our results. Because this low number of studies did not employ the BLR analysis, affecting factors in our study are researched both by chi-square and BLR. Comprehensive studies on this topic will be guiding in planning health services to be given in this area. It has been found that working life is a factor increasing depression in apprentices. Therefore, in the short-term, centers giving health, safety and psychological consultancy services and social facilities must be established in regions where small and medium sized enterprises are concentrated, in industrial zones and Apprentice Training Centers, and regional solutions must be developed by examining local properties and problems. An in the long-term, child labour must be fully eliminated for the social and economic security of the society. The government, employers, non-governmental organizations, professional bodies and families must cooperate in this area. (p.41)

Some Keywords:

apprentices, apprentice training, depression, preventive health service, risk factors