Effect of Caring for an Abusive Parent on Mental Health: The Mediating Role of Self-Esteem.

@article{Kong2018EffectOC,
  title={Effect of Caring for an Abusive Parent on Mental Health: The Mediating Role of Self-Esteem.},
  author={Jooyoung Kong},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={2018},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={
          456-466
        }
}
Background and Objectives This study examines a sample of filial caregivers to investigate whether and how a history of childhood abuse is associated with caregivers' mental health (i.e., depressed affect, psychological well-being, and life satisfaction). This study also investigates the mediational role of self-esteem between caring for an abusive parent and the mental health outcomes. Research Design and Methods Using the 2004-2006 National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States… CONTINUE READING

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