ERIC Number: EJ916586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
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Reference Count: 17
Adolescent Depression and Time Spent with Parents and Siblings
Desha, Laura N.; Nicholson, Jan M.; Ziviani, Jenny M.
Social Indicators Research, v101 n2 p233-238 Apr 2011
This study examines adolescent depressive symptoms and the quantity and quality of time spent by adolescents with their parents and siblings. We use measures of the quality of relationships with parents and siblings as proxy indicators for the quality of time spent with these social partners. The study emphasizes the salience of parent relationships to adolescent depression. The structural equation models suggest that time spent with parents is indirectly linked with the severity of depressive symptoms via adolescents' perceptions of how accepting their parents are of them, and the extent to which parents avoid exerting psychological control. We discuss these findings in relation to clinical practice.
Descriptors: Siblings, Structural Equation Models, Adolescents, Depression (Psychology), Parent Child Relationship, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Social Indicators, Severity (of Disability), Parenting Styles
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