Maternal Depression and Its Relationship to Life Stress, Perceptions of Child Behavior Problems, Parenting Behaviors, and child Conduct problems.
This study examined the relationship of reported maternal depression to prior and current life stressors, and to mother perceptions of child adjustment, parent behaviors, and child conduct problems. Maternal reports of stress related to mother characteristics and to negative life events were the most potent variables discriminating depressed from nondepressed mother families.
Bibliography: Webster-Stratton, C., Hammond, M. 1988. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Vol.16. No.3 299-315.