Parent Mindfulness and Child Outcome: The Roles of Parent Depressive Symptoms and Parenting Article

Parent, J, Garai, E, Forehand, R et al. (2010). Parent Mindfulness and Child Outcome: The Roles of Parent Depressive Symptoms and Parenting . 1(4), 254-264. 10.1007/s12671-010-0034-1

cited authors

  • Parent, J; Garai, E; Forehand, R; Roland, E; Potts, J; Haker, K; Champion, JE; Compas, BE

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abstract

  • The purpose of this study was to examine pathways in a model which proposed associations among parent mindfulness, parent depressive symptoms, two types of parenting, and child problem behavior. Participants' data were from the baseline assessment of a NIMH-sponsored family-group cognitive-behavioral intervention program for the prevention of child and adolescent depression (Compas et al., 2009). Participants consisted of 145 mothers and 17 fathers (mean age = 41.89 yrs, SD = 7.73) with a history of depression and 211 children (106 males) (mean age = 11.49 yrs, SD = 2.00). Analyses showed that (a) positive parenting appears to play a significant role in helping explain how parent depressive symptoms relate to child externalizing problems and (b) mindfulness is related to child internalizing and externalizing problems; however, the intervening constructs examined did not appear to help explain the mindfulness-child problem behavior associations. Suggestions for future research on parent mindfulness and child problem outcome are described. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

publication date

  • November 11, 2010

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 254

end page

  • 264

volume

  • 1

issue

  • 4