Social Capital's Effect on Depression Among Adolescents provides readers with methods to evaluate depression and substance abuse and understanding of social factors that shape the health behaviors and choices among adolescents. These help decision makers and health professionals to effectively design interventions to reduce mental illnesses. To convey these principles, the authors use structural equation modeling to investigate whether youth cognitive and structural social capital predict depression among adolescents. Outstanding Features: - Covers the methods of selecting and differentiating variables into structural and cognitive social capital. - Uses theoretical models to examine the association between social capital (structural and cognitive) and depression. - Discusses the use of findings by decision makers and health professionals to design and disseminate plans to reduce the risk factors of depression and substance abuse among adolescents - Includes explanations of relevant statistical tables, figures, and procedures.