Depression and anxiety symptoms in female adolescents: Relations with parental psychopathology and parenting behavior

S. P. A. Rasing*, M. W. G. Braam, S. M. Brunwasser, J. M.A.M. Janssens, D. H. M. Creemers, R. H. J. Scholte

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Abstract

Parental psychopathology and parenting behavior are known to be related to adolescents depression and anxiety, but unique roles of mothers and fathers are not clear. Our aim was to examine the relation of maternal and paternal psychopathology, emotional support, and respect for autonomy, and their interaction to depression and anxiety symptoms in adolescents. In total, 142 female adolescents participated, together with 138 mothers and 113 fathers. Data were analyzed using latent growth curve modeling. Paternal emotional support was negatively related to adolescent baseline level of depression and anxiety symptoms. Further, we found that there was a positive association between respect for autonomy and depression symptoms in adolescents for higher levels of paternal symptoms of psychological problems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-313
JournalJournal of Research on Adolescence
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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