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Health Care Women Int. 2018 Mar;39(3):275-288. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2017.1397672. Epub 2017 Dec 6.

The influence of family stress and conflict on depressive symptoms among working married women: A longitudinal study.

Ju YJ1,2, Park EC2,3, Ju HJ4,5, Lee SA1,2, Lee JE1,2, Kim W1,2, Chun SY1,2, Kim TH2,6.

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a Department of Public Health , Graduate School, Yonsei University , Seoul , Republic of Korea.
b Institute of Health Services Research, Yonsei University , Seoul , Republic of Korea.
c Department of Preventive Medicine , Yonsei University College of Medicine , Seoul , Republic of Korea.
d Central Lab for Clinical Studies, Seoul Clinical Laboratories , Yongin , Republic of Korea.
e Department of Clinical Pharmacy , Graduate School, Sungkyunkwan University , Suwon , Republic of Korea.
f Department of Hospital Administration , Graduate School of Public Health, Yonsei University , Seoul , Republic of Korea.


In the present study, researchers examined the association between depressive symptoms and family stress and conflict from multiple roles, along with the combined effect of family stress and family-work conflict. We used data from the 2008-2012 Korean Welfare Panel Study, consisting of 4,663 baseline participants. We measured depressive symptoms using the 11-item Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale. There was a significant relationship between depressive symptoms and family stress and conflict among working married women. With regard to the combined analysis, working married women who reported both family stress and family-work conflict exhibited the highest odds of depressive symptoms.

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