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

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dc.contributor.advisor Compas, Bruce E.
dc.contributor.author Okoro, Nkechinyere
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-18T20:08:25Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-18T20:08:25Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/4819
dc.description Depression 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 Smith 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.subject race en_US
dc.subject parental depression en_US
dc.subject economic disadvantage en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Stress (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Children of depressed persons en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Adjustment (Psychology) in children en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Children of minorities -- Mental health en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Poverty -- Psychological aspects en_US
dc.title Economic Disadvantage and Parental Depression: An Analysis of Race and Children’s Coping Skills en_US
dc.title.alternative Analysis of race and risk en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.school Vanderbilt University en_US
dc.description.department Psychological Sciences en_US

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