Faculty Publications

Title

Predictors of depressive symptomatology among low-income adolescent mothers

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Adolescent mothers, Depression

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Archives of Women's Mental Health

Volume

9

Issue

6

First Page

339

Last Page

342

Abstract

Predictors of depressive symptomatology among low-income teen mothers (N = 751) were explored. Younger teen mothers were not more depressed than older teen mothers. There was a significant interaction effect for partner status and ethnicity. For African-Americans, partnered teen mothers were more likely than non-partnered teen mothers to be depressed. For Latinas, partnered teen mothers were less likely than non-partnered teen mothers to be depressed. Future research should be conducted to examine how ethnicity interacts with predictors of depression. © 2006 Springer-Verlag.

Original Publication Date

11-1-2006

DOI of published version

10.1007/s00737-006-0146-8

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