Recoletos Multidisciplinary Research Journal https://rmrj.usjr.edu.ph/index.php/RMRJ <p>The Recoletos Multidisciplinary Research Journal (RMRJ) is the official bi-annual journal of the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Center for Policy, Research, and Development Studies (CPRDS).&nbsp; Being an <strong><em>internationally peer reviewed journal</em></strong>, RMRJ adopts the double-blind review process wherein&nbsp; the reviewer/s and the author/s do not know each other’s identity.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Aims</strong></p> <p>RMRJ is dedicated to the promotion of knowledge through high quality research publication in various disciplines. It adheres to the policy that all articles contained therein must meet the rigors of an independent double-blind peer-reviewing system and editing to ensure that the publication possesses scientific and academic merit.</p> <p><strong>Scope</strong></p> <p>RMRJ welcomes submission of quality researches in any of the following academic domains:</p> <ul> <li class="show">Accountancy, Business and Management, and Finance;</li> <li class="show">Communication, Humanities, Psychology, and Religion;</li> <li class="show">Education and Educational Management;</li> <li class="show">Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, and Technology;</li> <li class="show">Environment, Health &nbsp;and Natural Sciences;</li> <li class="show">Philosophical and Mathematical Reviews; and</li> <li class="show">Politics and Governance, and Social Sciences.</li> </ul> University of San Jose-Recoletos en-US Recoletos Multidisciplinary Research Journal 2423-1398 <p>Copyright of the Journal belongs to the <a href="http://www.usjr.edu.ph">University of San Jose-Recoletos</a></p> Understanding Sex Differences in Depressive Symptomatology Among Malaysian Adolescents https://rmrj.usjr.edu.ph/index.php/RMRJ/article/view/680 <p>Depressive symptomatology is among the major psychological problems experienced by adolescents. Sex differences in the occurrence of depressive symptoms have likewise been extensively reported in literature. However, a great majority of related research have primarily been carried out in the Western context. Hence, we conducted a study to identify the prevalence of depressive symptoms among Malaysian adolescents, and to determine its relationship with certain risk factors as well as the potential moderating role of sex. The sample comprised 964 adolescents from 20 secondary schools across Malaysia. Using logistic regression, results demonstrated that stressful life events and maternal verbal aggression significantly predicted symptoms of depression. In the moderation tests, sex significantly interacted with stressful life events and parental verbal aggression in predicting depressive symptoms. Hence, there is evidence to suggest that the depressogenic impact of stressful life events and parental verbal aggression on depressive symptomatology differs between male and female adolescents.</p> Sharisse May Mate Barra Rozumah Baharudin Nor Sheereen Zulkefly Amira Najiha Yahya Zainal Madon ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-07-09 2019-07-09 7 1 63 79 10.32871/rmrj1907.01.06