Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Maternal mental health and children's well-being
by Hurtado, Gisselle, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 63; 1486493
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between the mental health status of mothers and children's well-being. The sample included 25 mothers of children between the ages of 5 and 12 years. Standardized instruments were utilized to measure this relationship. Participants were recruited at a community health clinic in a low-income, ethnic neighborhood. The majority of the respondents were either single or married women.

The majority of the respondents reported being employed, that their employment did not interfere with their caregiving responsibilities, that they were the primary caregiver of their children, and that they received help from their spouse or others with caregiving responsibilities. A small number of respondents reported maternal depression and they were most likely to have a child with psychological impairment. No significant association was found between maternal depression and children's well-being. Limitations and recommendations for further research are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Glezakos, Agathi
Commitee:
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social psychology, Social work, Individual & family studies
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Publication Number: 1486493
ISBN: 9781124251851
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