Depressed mood during early to middle adolescence: A bi-national longitudinal study of the unique impact of family conflict

Kelly, Adrian B., Mason, W. Alex, Chmelka, Mary B., Herrenkohl, Todd I., Kim, Min Jung, Patton, George C., Hemphill, Sheryl A., Toumbourou, John W. and Catalano, Richard F. (2016) Depressed mood during early to middle adolescence: A bi-national longitudinal study of the unique impact of family conflict. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45 8: 1-10. doi:10.1007/s10964-016-0433-2


Author Kelly, Adrian B.
Mason, W. Alex
Chmelka, Mary B.
Herrenkohl, Todd I.
Kim, Min Jung
Patton, George C.
Hemphill, Sheryl A.
Toumbourou, John W.
Catalano, Richard F.
Title Depressed mood during early to middle adolescence: A bi-national longitudinal study of the unique impact of family conflict
Journal name Journal of Youth and Adolescence   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1573-6601
0047-2891
Publication date 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10964-016-0433-2
Volume 45
Issue 8
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Adolescent depressed mood is related to the development of subsequent mental health problems, and family problems have been linked to adolescent depression. Longitudinal research on adolescent depressed mood is needed to establish the unique impact of family problems independent of other potential drivers. This study tested the extent to which family conflict exacerbates depressed mood during adolescence, independent of changes in depressed mood over time, academic performance, bullying victimization, negative cognitive style, and gender. Students (13 years old) participated in a three-wave bi-national study (n = 961 from the State of Washington, United States, n = 981 from Victoria, Australia; 98 % retention, 51 % female in each sample). The model was cross-lagged and controlled for the autocorrelation of depressed mood, negative cognitive style, academic failure, and bullying victimization. Family conflict partially predicted changes in depressed mood independent of changes in depressed mood over time and the other controls. There was also evidence that family conflict and adolescent depressed mood are reciprocally related over time. The findings were closely replicated across the two samples. The study identifies potential points of intervention to interrupt the progression of depressed mood in early to middle adolescence.
Keyword Adolescence
Depressed mood
Family conflict
Longitudinal
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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