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

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dc.contributor.advisor Compas, Bruce E.
dc.contributor.author Bettis, Alexander
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-16T20:20:19Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-16T20:20:19Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/4068
dc.description This 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 University en_US
dc.description.abstract In 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.sponsorship Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in Psychological Sciences en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University en_US
dc.subject Parental depression, parenting, prevention en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Depression en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Children of depressed persons en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Depressed persons -- Family relationships en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Parenting en_US
dc.title Parental Depression and Parenting Skills in the Context of a Preventive Intervention en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college College of Arts & Science en_US
dc.description.school Vanderbilt University en_US
dc.description.department Psychological Sciences en_US


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