ERIC Number: ED287922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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The Effect of Depressive Symptoms on the Quality of Parenting and Intimate Relationships in Single Black Women.
Bartolomucci, Eileen M.
This study examines depressive symptoms in economically disadvantaged black single mothers involved in an intimate relationship with a male friend for at least six months. The effects of depressive symptoms on the following three dimensions of family functioning are evaluated: (1) quality of parenting; (2) quality of intimate relationships; and (3) the subjective experience of life strain. Results of the study indicate that depressed mothers see economic strain and child adjustment differently than non-depressed mothers. As the experience of economic strain increases, so does the positive aspects of the mother's relationship to her male intimate. Implications for future research are discussed. Appendices include copies of the survey tools. An extensive list of references is included. (PS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.