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Parental Warmth and Hostility in Parent-Child Interactions in Families of Depressed Parents

dc.contributor.advisorCompas, Bruce E.
dc.contributor.authorGerfen, Elissa
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to examine the effects of parental hostility and warmth on the children of depressed parents. The study includes parents with a history of Major Depressive Disorder and their children as participants. Parents and their children were filmed responding to pre-determined questions about positive and negative events in their families during two 15-minute interactions. The focus of the study is on levels of aggression and externalizing behaviors of the children in relation to the levels of parental hostility and warmth. The results demonstrated a positive correlation between parental hostility and child aggression and externalizing. Conversely, the results demonstrated a negative correlation between parental warmth and child aggression and externalizing behavior problems. Further, the regression analyses demonstrated a stronger association between parental hostility than parental warmth with children's behavior problems.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in Psychological Sciencesen
dc.publisherVanderbilt Universityen
dc.subjectDepression, Hostility, Warmthen
dc.subject.lcshChildren of depressed personsen
dc.subject.lcshParent and childen
dc.subject.lcshHostility (Psychology)en
dc.subject.lcshDepression, Mental -- Etiologyen
dc.titleParental Warmth and Hostility in Parent-Child Interactions in Families of Depressed Parentsen
dc.title.alternativeParental hostilityen

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