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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 3/2021

09-01-2021 | Original Paper

Relations Between Maternal Coping Socialization, Adolescents’ Coping, and Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression

Auteurs: Allegra S. Anderson, Kelly H. Watson, Michelle M. Reising, Jennifer P. Dunbar, Alexandra H. Bettis, Meredith A. Gruhn, Bruce E. Compas

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 3/2021

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Abstract

This study examined the associations among maternal socialization of coping, adolescents’ coping, and adolescents’ symptoms of anxiety and depression. A sample of 120 adolescents (45% female; M = 12.27; 66.7% White, 25% African American, 2.5% Asian American, 5.8% Latino or Hispanic American) and their mothers completed a series of questionnaires in a cross-sectional, multi-informant study. Findings indicate that maternal coping suggestions and adolescents’ coping were both related to adolescents’ anxiety/depression symptoms. Specifically, maternal socialization of secondary control coping messages was negatively correlated with adolescents’ symptoms of depression and anxiety. Adolescents’ use of secondary control coping emerged as the most robust correlate of symptoms, such that the use of secondary control coping was associated with fewer symptoms. The relationship between adolescents’ coping strategies and their symptoms of anxiety/depression was associated with the extent to which mothers encouraged specific types of coping. Specifically, when mothers’ socialization of secondary control coping was low, there was a negative association between adolescents’ use of secondary control coping and symptoms. Furthermore, exploratory analyses suggest that specifically encouraging females to use secondary control coping strategies is adaptive, but how much daughters use secondary control coping has the strongest association with reduced internalizing symptoms. Collectively, the current findings indicate that there is an association between maternal coping suggestions and adolescents’ symptoms of anxiety and depression, and there is a stronger association with adolescents’ coping. Findings emphasize a need for researchers to further clarify the association of maternal coping suggestions with youth coping and adjustment as they navigate interpersonal stressors encountered during adolescence.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Relations Between Maternal Coping Socialization, Adolescents’ Coping, and Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression
Auteurs
Allegra S. Anderson
Kelly H. Watson
Michelle M. Reising
Jennifer P. Dunbar
Alexandra H. Bettis
Meredith A. Gruhn
Bruce E. Compas
Publicatiedatum
09-01-2021
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 3/2021
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-020-01879-y

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