Show simple item record

Parental Depression and Parenting Skills in the Context of a Preventive Intervention

dc.contributor.advisorCompas, Bruce E.
dc.contributor.authorBettis, Alexander
dc.descriptionThis paper examines the directional relationship between parenting and parental depression in a sample of parents with current or past MDD. Under the Supervision of Dr. Bruce Compas, Psychology Research Honors Program, Vanderbilt Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractIn a randomized clinical trial with families of parents with a history of major depressive disorder, changes in parenting and parental depressive symptoms were examined in relation to the effects of a family group cognitive behavioral preventive intervention (n = 111 families). Changes in parenting were assessed at 6-months and changes in parental depressive symptoms were assessed at 2- and 12-months. Significant differences favoring the family intervention as compared with a written information condition were found for changes in direct observation measures of parenting and questionnaire measures of parents' depressive symptoms. Changes in observed positive parenting at 6-months predicted changes in parents' depressive symptoms at 12-month follow-up. Changes in parents' depressive symptoms at 2-months did not predict changes in parenting on any of the measures at 6-months. Implications for teaching parenting skills to depressed parents in the context of an intervention are highlighted.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in Psychological Sciencesen_US
dc.publisherVanderbilt Universityen_US
dc.subjectParental depression, parenting, preventionen_US
dc.subject.lcshChildren of depressed personsen_US
dc.subject.lcshDepressed persons -- Family relationshipsen_US
dc.titleParental Depression and Parenting Skills in the Context of a Preventive Interventionen_US
dc.description.collegeCollege of Arts & Scienceen_US
dc.description.schoolVanderbilt Universityen_US
dc.description.departmentPsychological Sciencesen_US

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record