Women parenting alone : relationships between maternal depression, maternal social supports and child behaviour (1991)
Type of ContentTheses / Dissertations
Degree NameMaster of Arts
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury
The links between maternal depressive symptomatology, maternal social supports and maternal and teacher ratings of child behaviour were examined in 50 women, with at least two children aged between 4 and 17 years, who were parenting alone. Each woman completed self-report questionnaires on depressive symptomatology, general psychiatric symptoms, the size of their social network and satisfaction with their social supports, and completed a checklist on the behaviour and social competence of their children aged between 4 and 17 years (N=117). Socio-demographic information and an estimate of the amount of stress experienced by each woman over the last 12 months was also obtained. A questionnaire about each child's behaviour was completed by the child's teacher.
KeywordsSingle mothers; Depression, Mental; Single mothers--Services for; Children of single parents--Psychology
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