Journal of Affective Disorders 35 (1995) 91-96- Review Comments- " PARENTAL DIVORCE SELF- ESTEEM AND DEPRESSION: AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP AS A PROTECTIVE FACTOR IN YOUNG ADULTHOOD"
Overview of the paper:
The Journal of Affective Disorders, "" PARENTAL DIVORCE SELF-ESTEEM AND DEPRESSION: AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP AS A PROTECTIVE FACTOR IN YOUNG ADULTHOOD" discusses such as important research issue related to the child and family sciences. The author established hypothesis between parental divorce self-esteem and depression, and how these are related as a cause and as an effect and whether the an intimate relationship in young adulthood protects young people from depression in the presence of risk factors such as parental divorce and low self-esteem in adolescence. The data of this research obtained from 1656 adolescents aged of 16 to 22 years old using follow-up survey and the interesting findings by the respected author in this paper that depression was highest among persons from divorced families who had also reported low self-esteem at the age of 16 and was specifically more prevalent in young adulthood lacked an intimate relationship. The intimacy was found by author to protect young adults suffered from parental divorce and who are more likely to be under the threat of depression and low self-esteem and no gender differences identified in this paper.
Purpose of the study/article:
The authors aimed to examine whether the intimate relationship in young adulthood can be as a buffer and protective factor against depression especially when there are risk factors post parental divorce like depression and low-self esteem. This paper aimed to provide kind of support and help for adolescents and young adulthood with parental divorce background that might find such relief of having intimate relationships and rely on evidence research based solution.
The study included all 9th grade students attending secondary schools in the spring of 1983....