Title

Major Depressive Disorder, negative life events, and parenting:their relationship with disruptive behavior disorders

Author

Laura Haines

Advisor

McKinney, Cliff

Committee Member

Keeley, Jared

Committee Member

Jacquin, Kristine

Date of Degree

5-1-2011

Original embargo terms

MSU Only Indefinitely

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Psychology (Clinical)

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of Psychology

Abstract

The current study examined the relationships between Major Depressive Disorder, negative life events, perceived parenting style, perceived family environment and Disruptive Behavior Disorders, specifically Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, in adolescent participants, (N = 381). Results indicated that those factors, with the exception of authoritarian parenting, correlated positively with symptoms consistent with Disruptive Behavior Disorders. In addition, the overall effect of those factors predicted symptoms consistent with Disruptive Behavior Disorders more strongly than each risk factor in isolation. In conclusion, results indicated that negative life events and symptoms consistent with Major Depressive Disorder mediated the effects of perceived parenting and perceived family environment on symptoms consistent with Disruptive Behavior Disorders.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/16282

Comments

DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR DISORDERS||PARENTING||NEGATIVE LIFE EVENTS||MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER

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