Maternal depression, parent-child relationships, and resilient outcomes in adolescence

Brennan, P. A., Le Brocque, R. and Hammen, C. (2003) Maternal depression, parent-child relationships, and resilient outcomes in adolescence. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 42 12: 1469-1477. doi:10.1097/01.CHI.0000091509.46853.7c


Author Brennan, P. A.
Le Brocque, R.
Hammen, C.
Title Maternal depression, parent-child relationships, and resilient outcomes in adolescence
Journal name Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0890-8567
1527-5418
Publication date 2003-12-01
Year available 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/01.CHI.0000091509.46853.7c
Volume 42
Issue 12
Start page 1469
End page 1477
Total pages 9
Place of publication Maryland
Publisher Lipponcott
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between maternal depression, parent-child relations, and resilient outcomes in the context of risk in a cross-sectional study of 816 15-year-olds in Australia. METHOD: Resilient outcomes were defined as the following: no current Axis I diagnosis, no history of depressive disorder diagnoses, no current internalizing problems, and no indication of current social functioning difficulties. Parent-child relationship qualities were measured using the Five-Minute Speech Sample, the Children's Report of Parent Behavior Inventory, and a child report questionnaire concerning perceived maternal warmth and hostility. The role of the father's psychiatric status in resilient outcomes was also assessed. RESULTS: Results revealed that low levels of parental psychological control, high levels of maternal warmth, and low levels of maternal overinvolvement all interacted with maternal depression to predict resilient outcomes in youth. CONCLUSIONS: Targeting maternal and paternal parenting qualities may be a useful method of increasing the likelihood of resilient outcomes in children of depressed mothers.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
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