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J Genet Psychol. 1988 Dec;149(4):535-45.

Correlates of depression according to maternal age.

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School of Nursing, State University of New York, Buffalo.

Abstract

A convenience sample of 654 low-income, primarily single, head-of-household mothers participated in a study of the correlates of maternal depression as measured by the Center for Epidemiologic Studies of Depression (CES-D). Across three age groupings, the CES-D was positively correlated with punitive attitudes toward childrearing, inaccurate knowledge of child development, and insufficient social support. Social support was the best predictor of depression from a set of seven potential sociodemographic and psychological predictors. Objective measures of parenting behavior obtained with the Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment were not associated with depression.

PMID:
3235982
DOI:
10.1080/00221325.1988.10532179
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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