Intergenerational continuity of parental rejection and depressed affect.

  title={Intergenerational continuity of parental rejection and depressed affect.},
  author={Les B. Whitbeck and Dan R. Hoyt and Ronald L. Simons and Rand D. Conger and Glen H. Elder and Frederick O. Lorenz and Sally Huck},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={63 6},
Using survey and observational data from a sample of 451 intact families, this study used structural equation modeling to examine the intergenerational continuity of depressed mood and rejecting parenting. The model partially replicated the intergenerational model of Elder, Caspi, and Downey (1986) that indicates a cyclical transmission process by which parents' personality traits affect parent-child interaction, which, in turn, increases the propensity for developmental problems among… CONTINUE READING

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