Parentification and mental health symptoms: mediator effects of perceived unfairness and differentiation of self

  title={Parentification and mental health symptoms: mediator effects of perceived unfairness and differentiation of self},
  author={Peter J Jankowski and Lisa M. Hooper and S. Sandage and N. Hannah},
  journal={Journal of Family Therapy},
Existing research indicates that parentification can result in positive and negative outcomes for individuals; however, little is known about the mechanisms that account for the variability. This study tested a theoretical model of the relation between parentification tasks and mental health symptoms, with perceived unfairness and differentiation of self (DoS) as mediators. The results supported the proposed model in a sample of 783 college students. A significant total indirect effect existed… Expand

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