The aim of this study was to examine possible pathways through which parental bonding may relate to risk for depression. To examine perceptions of parenting style, current mood and levels of depressive symptoms, and the frequency of automatic thoughts, I collected data from 194 participants using the online survey service Amazon Mechanical Turk. Analyses revealed a meditational relationship between parental bonding levels and depressive symptoms through automatic thoughts. Overprotective parenting was not only mediated through negative thoughts, but also uniquely predicted somatic thoughts, whereas caring parenting did not. Caring parenting, mediated through positive automatic thoughts, uniquely predicted cognitive-affective symptoms, where overprotection did not. Overall this study suggests that the pathways through which parental bonding increases risk may not be as clear as originally assumed.
|Commitee:||Kirk, Sarah, Ilardi, Steve|
|School:||University of Kansas|
|School Location:||United States -- Kansas|
|Source:||MAI 82/1(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Clinical psychology, Individual & family studies, Social psychology|
|Keywords:||Depression, Risk factors|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be