Journal article

Maternal Parenting Behaviors and Adolescent Depression: The Mediating Role of Rumination

Michael A Gate, Edward R Watkins, Julian G Simmons, Michelle L Byrne, Orli S Schwartz, Sarah Whittle, Lisa B Sheeber, Nicholas B Allen

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2013

Abstract

Substantial evidence suggests that rumination is an important vulnerability factor for adolescent depression. Despite this, few studies have examined environmental risk factors that might lead to rumination and, subsequently, depression in adolescence. This study examined the hypothesis that an adverse family environment is a risk factor for rumination, such that the tendency to ruminate mediates the longitudinal association between a negative family environment and adolescent depressive symptoms. It also investigated adolescent gender as a moderator of the relationship between family environment and adolescent rumination. Participants were 163 mother-adolescent dyads. Adolescents provided s..

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