Maternal depression symptomology, stress, and behavioral outcomes in children: a one year longitudinal study

dc.contributor.advisor Susan M. Hegland Hechtner, Tamara
dc.contributor.department Human Development and Family Studies 2018-08-23T16:18:03.000 2020-06-30T07:20:06Z 2020-06-30T07:20:06Z Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2000 2000-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the longitudinal effects of maternal depression and stress on children's teacher-rated social skills (i.e., assertion, cooperation, and self-control) and playground observed behaviors (i.e., positive, negative, and nonsocial) in a community setting with low-income families. The current study consisted of 122 mothers and their kindergarten and/or first grade child who participated in a larger longitudinal study examining the transition of Head Start students into elementary school. Families were selected from the transition study if their incomes were less than or equal to 200% of the poverty threshold in the spring of 1994, and if the informant was the mother at both Time 1 and Time 2. Mothers were queried about major life events, daily hassles, and their current level of depressive symptomology. Teachers rated children's behavior in regard to assertion, cooperation, and self-control. Children's positive, negative, and nonsocial behaviors were also observed on the playground by trained observers. Correlations among the study variables resulted in the majority of relationships occurring according to reviewed relevant literature and theory. Maternal reported depressive symptomology levels positively correlated with mother reported daily hassles and life events, and teacher-rated child self-control social skills and observed child negative playground behaviors. Results of a series of regression analyses indicated that maternal depressive symptomology level at Time 1 and Time 2 accounted for a significant proportion of variance in teacher-ratings of child self control after controlling for parent education level, income-to-needs ratio, and child sex.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Developmental Psychology
dc.subject.disciplines Family, Life Course, and Society
dc.subject.disciplines Pre-Elementary, Early Childhood, Kindergarten Teacher Education
dc.subject.disciplines Social Psychology
dc.subject.disciplines Social Psychology and Interaction
dc.subject.keywords Human development and family studies
dc.subject.keywords Human development and family studies (Child development)
dc.subject.keywords Child development
dc.title Maternal depression symptomology, stress, and behavioral outcomes in children: a one year longitudinal study
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