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Maternal Depressive Symptoms and Parenting in Early Childhood: Moderation by Marital Quality and Child Negative Emotionality

Taraban, Lindsay (2016) Maternal Depressive Symptoms and Parenting in Early Childhood: Moderation by Marital Quality and Child Negative Emotionality. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A significant body of research has established an association between maternal depressive symptoms and parenting. The current study tested the possible moderating role of marital quality and child negative emotionality (NE) from 9 to 27 months among a sample (n = 561) of adopted children and their mothers. Although the data revealed direct associations between depressive symptoms, marital quality, child NE, and parenting behavior, moderation was not evident with the exception of two marginal trends. We found no evidence that marital quality moderated the association between maternal depressive symptoms and warm parenting and only weak evidence that marital quality moderated the association between depressive symptoms and harsh parenting. Similarly, we found no evidence that child NE moderated the association between maternal depressive symptoms and warm parenting and only weak evidence that child NE moderated the association between depressive symptoms and harsh parenting. The direction of effects for marginal moderated trends was unexpected and counter to our hypotheses. Theoretical relevance and implications for clinical practice are discussed.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Taraban, Lindsaylet42@pitt.eduLET42
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairShaw, Daniel S.casey@pitt.eduCASEY
Committee MemberCampbell, Susan B.sbcamp@pitt.eduSBCAMP
Committee MemberSilk, Jennifer S.jss4@pitt.eduJSS4
Committee MemberLeve, Leslie leve@uoregon.edu
Date: 27 January 2016
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 4 September 2015
Approval Date: 27 January 2016
Submission Date: 1 December 2015
Access Restriction: 5 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 5 years.
Number of Pages: 69
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Psychology
Degree: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: maternal depression, parenting, marital quality, child temperament, negative emotionality, early childhood
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2016 20:35
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 14:31
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/26527

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