Resilience in children of parents with mental illness: Relations between mental health literacy, social connectedness and coping, and both adjustment and caregiving

Fraser, Eliza and Pakenham, Kenneth I. (2009) Resilience in children of parents with mental illness: Relations between mental health literacy, social connectedness and coping, and both adjustment and caregiving. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 14 5: 573-584. doi:10.1080/13548500903193820


Author Fraser, Eliza
Pakenham, Kenneth I.
Title Resilience in children of parents with mental illness: Relations between mental health literacy, social connectedness and coping, and both adjustment and caregiving
Journal name Psychology, Health & Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1465-3966
1354-8506
Publication date 2009-10-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13548500903193820
Volume 14
Issue 5
Start page 573
End page 584
Total pages 12
Editor Lorraine Sherr
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
920202 Carer Health
920401 Behaviour and Health
920410 Mental Health
920501 Child Health
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Abstract This study investigated the relationships between resilience factors (mental health literacy, social connectedness, coping strategies) frequently targeted in interventions, and both adjustment (depressive symptomatology, life satisfaction, prosocial behaviour, emotional/behavioural difficulties) and caregiving outcomes in children (12 - 17 years) of a parent with mental illness. Forty-four participants completed questionnaires. Correlations showed weak support for the predicted beneficial associations of mental health literacy with caregiving and adjustment, stronger support for the beneficial relationships between social connectedness and adjustment, and strong support for the adverse links of disengagement and involuntary coping strategies with adjustment and caregiving. Findings suggest that some resilience factors have a differential impact on adjustment and caregiving, and support the focus of interventions on modifying resilience factors.
Keyword parental mental illness
young carers
resilience
adjustment
children
adolescents
MOTHERS
DISORDERS
OUTCOMES
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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