Family income and parenting

The role of parental depression and social support

Chih-Yuan Lee, Jared R. Anderson, Jason L. Horowitz, Gerald J. August

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Abstract

This study examined the relations among family income, social support, parental depression, and parenting among 290 predominantly rural families with children at risk for disruptive or socially withdrawn behaviors. Structural equation modeling and multiple regression were used, and the results showed that low family income was related to high levels of parental depression, which in turn were associated with disruptive parenting. The findings also showed that social support mediated the adverse relationship between low family income and parental depression. Social support was directly related to positive parenting and indirectly related to parent-child relational frustration via parental depression. Social support also moderated the indirect relationship between low family income and parenting. Implications for prevention intervention are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-430
Number of pages14
JournalFamily Relations
Volume58
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2009

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Keywords

  • Family income
  • Mediation
  • Moderated mediation
  • Parental depression
  • Parenting
  • Social support

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Lee, Chih-Yuan ; Anderson, Jared R. ; Horowitz, Jason L. ; August, Gerald J. / Family income and parenting : The role of parental depression and social support. In: Family Relations. 2009 ; Vol. 58, No. 4. pp. 417-430.
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