Title Latent Growth Curve Model of Perceived Family Relationship Quality and Depressive Symptoms During Middle Adolescence in Spain
Authors GÓMEZ BAYA, DIEGO, Mendoza, Ramon, Camacho, Ines, de Matos, Margarida Gaspar, GÓMEZ BAYA, DIEGO
External publication No
Means J. Fam. Issues
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 1.60700
SJR Impact 0.83700
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85046703872&doi=10.1177%2f0192513X17741174&partnerID=40&md5=c4e4faf56fb20b4bdcc0c2380060a887
Publication date 01/05/2018
ISI 000432086900012
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85046703872
DOI 10.1177/0192513X17741174
Abstract This study aimed to examine longitudinal associations between the perceived quality of family relationships and self-reported depressive symptoms during middle adolescence. A 2-year follow-up study, with three assessments at 1-year intervals, was conducted. A total of 525 Spanish adolescents completed paper-based self-report assessments, which included the 10-item Child Depression Inventory and a brief Likert-type scale to measure the quality of the relationships with their father and their mother separately. The results indicated that a decline in the quality of both adolescent-father and adolescent-mother relationships were related to an increase in depressive symptoms during middle adolescence. Furthermore, adolescent-father relationships were found to be worse for girls than for boys and were observed to be associated with gender differences in depressive symptoms after the follow-up. The results provide longitudinal evidence on the importance of parent-adolescent relationships and gender differences in depressive symptoms during adolescence.
Keywords family; parent-adolescent relationship; depression; adolescence; longitudinal
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