Correlates of Maternal Perception of Child Behavior in Low-income Single Mothers of Young Children

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153895
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Presentation
Title:
Correlates of Maternal Perception of Child Behavior in Low-income Single Mothers of Young Children
Abstract:
Correlates of Maternal Perception of Child Behavior in Low-income Single Mothers of Young Children
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:June, 2001
Author:Hall, Lynne, DPH/DrPH
P.I. Institution Name:University of Kentucky
Title:Assistant Dean of Research and Doctoral Studies
Objective: Low-income single mothers are at high risk for depression that may negatively affect their children. The purpose of this study is to identify factors associated with mothers' perceptions of their 2- to 6-year-old children's behavior. Design: Data collection for this cross-sectional study is currently underway as part of the baseline data collection for a randomized controlled prevention trial in which the effects of a cognitive-behavioral intervention for mothers will be tested. Sample: The sample will consist of 550 low-income, single mothers at least 18 years of age who meet these criteria: (1) not on antidepressant medication; (2) never hospitalized for psychiatric treatment; (3) at least one child 2 to 6 years of age living with the mother; (4) not pregnant by self-report; (5) not suicidal; and (6) not currently in counseling; and (7) never diagnosed with clinical depression. Variables: Baseline data are being collected on mothers' depressive symptoms (Center for Epidemiologic Studies--Depression Scale [Radloff, 1977] and the Beck Depression Inventory [Beck et al., 1961]); negative thinking (Crandell Cognitions Inventory; Crandell & Chambless, 1986); self-esteem (Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale; Rosenberg, 1965); chronic stressors (Everyday Stressors Index; Hall, 1983); as well as mothers' reports of child behavior (Child Behavior Checklist; Achenbach & Edelbrock, 1983). Methods: Multiple regression with backward stepwise elimination will be used to identify the best predictive model for child behavior. Two initial (full) models will include one measure of depressive symptoms, negative thinking, self-esteem, and chronic stressors. Intercorrelations among the predictors will be examined prior to model fitting to determine whether multicollinearity exists. Findings: Findings from the baseline interview with these mothers will be presented. Conclusions/Implications: The findings of this study will provide important clinical information for health care professionals working with low-income single mothers and their young children.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jun-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCorrelates of Maternal Perception of Child Behavior in Low-income Single Mothers of Young Childrenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153895-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Correlates of Maternal Perception of Child Behavior in Low-income Single Mothers of Young Children</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">June, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hall, Lynne, DPH/DrPH</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Kentucky</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Dean of Research and Doctoral Studies</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lahall@pop.uky.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: Low-income single mothers are at high risk for depression that may negatively affect their children. The purpose of this study is to identify factors associated with mothers' perceptions of their 2- to 6-year-old children's behavior. Design: Data collection for this cross-sectional study is currently underway as part of the baseline data collection for a randomized controlled prevention trial in which the effects of a cognitive-behavioral intervention for mothers will be tested. Sample: The sample will consist of 550 low-income, single mothers at least 18 years of age who meet these criteria: (1) not on antidepressant medication; (2) never hospitalized for psychiatric treatment; (3) at least one child 2 to 6 years of age living with the mother; (4) not pregnant by self-report; (5) not suicidal; and (6) not currently in counseling; and (7) never diagnosed with clinical depression. Variables: Baseline data are being collected on mothers' depressive symptoms (Center for Epidemiologic Studies--Depression Scale [Radloff, 1977] and the Beck Depression Inventory [Beck et al., 1961]); negative thinking (Crandell Cognitions Inventory; Crandell &amp; Chambless, 1986); self-esteem (Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale; Rosenberg, 1965); chronic stressors (Everyday Stressors Index; Hall, 1983); as well as mothers' reports of child behavior (Child Behavior Checklist; Achenbach &amp; Edelbrock, 1983). Methods: Multiple regression with backward stepwise elimination will be used to identify the best predictive model for child behavior. Two initial (full) models will include one measure of depressive symptoms, negative thinking, self-esteem, and chronic stressors. Intercorrelations among the predictors will be examined prior to model fitting to determine whether multicollinearity exists. Findings: Findings from the baseline interview with these mothers will be presented. Conclusions/Implications: The findings of this study will provide important clinical information for health care professionals working with low-income single mothers and their young children.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:35:39Z-
dc.date.issued2001-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:35:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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