Family type and depression in pregnancy: Factors mediating risk in a community sample
O'Connor, Thomas G., Hawkins, Neil, Dunn, Judy, Thorpe, Karen, & Golding, Jean (1998) Family type and depression in pregnancy: Factors mediating risk in a community sample. Journal of Marriage and Family, 60(3), pp. 757-770.
The rate of severe depression among women in single-parent and biological families and in a variety of stepfamilies was examined in a large community sample of 13,088 pregnant women in the United Kingdom. Compared with women in biological families and published population rates, women in single-parent families and step-families reported significantly elevated rates of depression. Family-type differences in several risk factors were examined, including cohabiting (vs. married) status, relationship history, and socioeconomic and psychosocial risks, such as crowding, social support, and stressful life events. Family-type differences in depression were mediated partly by differences in social support, stressful life events, and crowding, but a main effect of family type in predicting depression remained after statistically controlling for these risks.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Depression, Single parents, Stepparents|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Developmental Psychology and Ageing (170102)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1998 National Council on Family Relations|
|Deposited On:||16 Dec 2015 00:40|
|Last Modified:||16 Dec 2015 05:14|
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