Adolescent depressed mood and parental unhappiness

David S. Lasko, Tiffany M. Field, Ketty P. Gonzalez, Jeff Harding, Regina Yando, Debra Bendell

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Abstract

A set of self-report scales on depression, parental happiness, intimate relationships, social support, self-esteem, and risk-taking behavior were administered to 455 adolescents to determine the relationship between depression and these other variables. Adolescents with depressed mood were found to be less intimate with both parents, felt less social support, and had lower self-esteem than their peers. Adolescents who perceived their mother or father as unhappy also reported less intimacy with both parents and less social support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-57
Number of pages10
JournalAdolescence
Volume31
Issue number121
StatePublished - Mar 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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    Lasko, D. S., Field, T. M., Gonzalez, K. P., Harding, J., Yando, R., & Bendell, D. (1996). Adolescent depressed mood and parental unhappiness. Adolescence, 31(121), 48-57.