Maternal Depressive Symptoms and Mind-Mindedness among Young Mothers.
Abstract: The present study sought to shed light on questions related to
maternal depression, parenting attitudes and Mind-Mindedness (MM) among young mothers by
exploring the links between depression and Mind-Mindedness, parenting attitudes and
Mind-Mindedness, and the moderating effects of a home-visiting program on the relation
between depression and Mind-Mindedness. Data were used from the ... read moreMassachusetts Healthy
Families Evaluation, a study of a home-visiting program for young mothers. Using regression
analysis, no statistically significant results were found for the relation between
depressive symptoms and MM, or for the moderating role that the treatment had on this
relation. Statistically significant results were found between the AAPI Corporal Punishment
construct and the percentage of mind-related comments that mothers made, suggesting that
higher risk AAPI Corporal Punishment scores were associated with a lower percentage of
mind-related comments, another risk factor.
Thesis (M.A.)--Tufts University, 2012.
Submitted to the Dept. of Child Development.
Advisor: M. Ann Easterbrooks.
Committee: George Scarlett, and Francine Jacobs.
Keywords: Psychology, and Mental health.read less