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Economic Disadvantage and Parental Depression: An Analysis of Race and Children’s Coping Skills

dc.contributor.advisorCompas, Bruce E.
dc.contributor.authorOkoro, Nkechinyere
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-18T20:08:25Z
dc.date.available2011-06-18T20:08:25Z
dc.date.issued2011-04-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1803/4819
dc.descriptionDepression currently affects approximately 16% of the current United States population and the numbers are steadily rising. The prevalence of the mood disorder has significant effects, especially for children of depressed parents. Additional, contributing factors such as economic disadvantage and financial strain within the same household leads to a multitude of behavioral and developmental risks for children and adolescents. A variety of factors such as negative parenting and lack of communication can directly contribute to behavioral problems, a lack of coping skills, and decreased family functioning for children and adolescents. In examining race and ethnic background for a child experiencing the pressures of parental depression and economic strain, there are substantial group differences for minority children in comparison to Euro-American children. Relevant research and findings for this difference have implications towards underlying factors between the groups, with a distinctive focus on varying levels of economic disadvantage. PSY.2990.01 Honors Research: Craig Smithen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in Psychological Sciencesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectraceen_US
dc.subjectparental depressionen_US
dc.subjecteconomic disadvantageen_US
dc.subject.lcshStress (Psychology)en_US
dc.subject.lcshChildren of depressed personsen_US
dc.subject.lcshAdjustment (Psychology) in childrenen_US
dc.subject.lcshChildren of minorities -- Mental healthen_US
dc.subject.lcshPoverty -- Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.titleEconomic Disadvantage and Parental Depression: An Analysis of Race and Children’s Coping Skillsen_US
dc.title.alternativeAnalysis of race and risken_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.schoolVanderbilt Universityen_US
dc.description.departmentPsychological Sciencesen_US


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