The Effects of Maternal Emotional Wellbeing on Mother-Adolescent Communication and Youth Emotional Wellbeing

YoungJu Shin, Jeong Kyu Lee, Michelle Miller-Day

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Abstract

Communication among children and their parents is consequential for children's development and adjustment. These concerns are particularly relevant for mothers in low-income households, who are more likely to experience depressive symptoms and low self-efficacy than mothers in other socioeconomic groups, with these problems often negatively impacting the emotional wellbeing of children in the household. This study examined associations among maternal emotional wellbeing, parent-adolescent communication, and adolescents' emotional wellbeing in a sample of 93 low-income mothers and adolescents. The results indicated that high reports of maternal self-efficacy were significantly related to perceptions of open and satisfying mother-adolescent communication. In addition, the results showed that open and satisfying mother-adolescent communication was significantly associated with high levels of youth self-efficacy, as well as lower reports of youth depressive symptoms. Practical implications for communication research and interventions targeting families and youth wellbeing are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-147
Number of pages11
JournalCommunication Research Reports
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Low-Income Families
  • Parent-child Communication

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  • Communication

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The Effects of Maternal Emotional Wellbeing on Mother-Adolescent Communication and Youth Emotional Wellbeing. / Shin, YoungJu; Lee, Jeong Kyu; Miller-Day, Michelle.

In: Communication Research Reports, Vol. 30, No. 2, 04.2013, p. 137-147.

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