A longitudinal analysis of depressed mood, self-esteem and family processes during adolescence

@inproceedings{CarltonFord1996ALA,
  title={A longitudinal analysis of depressed mood, self-esteem and family processes during adolescence},
  author={Steven L. Carlton-Ford and Roberta L. Paikoff and Jane Oakley and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn},
  year={1996}
}
This study tests three alternative causal models of the relations among self-esteem, depressed mood and family processes in a longitudinal sample of adolescent girls (N ? 193) from the United States. We find little support for a causal model based on an Early Effects approach, moderate sup port for a uni-directional Self-Esteem Mediation model, and the strongest support for a model based on Structural Symbolic Interactionism. Contrary to the caused order assumed in previous research, depressed… CONTINUE READING

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