Journal article

Reciprocal Relationships Between Parent and Adolescent Internalizing Symptoms

Elizabeth K Hughes, Eleonora Gullone

JOURNAL OF FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY | AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2010

Abstract

Previous investigations of the association between parent and adolescent internalizing problems have been largely restricted to the unidirectional effect of parent symptoms on their children. This study therefore aimed to investigate potential reciprocal relationships between parent and adolescent internalizing symptoms. One-hundred and seventy-seven adolescents ages 14 to 18 years and their parents (172 mothers, 124 fathers) completed measures of depressive and anxiety symptoms at two time points, 6 months apart. Results supported reciprocity between maternal and adolescent internalizing symptoms but not between paternal and adolescent internalizing symptoms. In addition, the relationship b..

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