Daughters of depressed mothers : an examination of self-efficacy and stress reactivity

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Margot A. Homan (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Rosemery Nelson-Gray

Abstract: The current study investigated whether daughters of depressed mothers differ from daughters of nondepressed mothers in reporting more negative affect in a stressful situation, and in their confidence to successfully overcome a stressor. In addition to a normal control group, a group of college females with mothers with a chronic medical illness (both with and without accompanying symptoms of depression) were also included. Differences among the groups in perceptions of maternal parenting behavior, parental marital turmoil, and self-perceptions were also examined as potentially important contributors to levels of self-efficacy and stress “reactivity.”

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1996
Children of depressed persons
Mothers and daughters
Daughters $x Psychology

Email this document to