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Association Between Depression and Family, Romantic, and Peer Support in Adults

Title: The Association Between Depression and Family, Romantic, and Peer Support in Adults.
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Name(s): Jones, Alyssa, author
Department of Psychology
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Low levels of social support in relationships are an important indicator of the risk of the development of depression in adulthood. This study investigated how family, friends, and romantic relationships affected the prevalence of depressive symptoms. This study tested the hypothesis that family relationships would not have significant effect on depression when the effect of romantic relationships and friendships are controlled. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses of responses from participants from the Transition Wave II questionnaire revealed that lower support from family relationships and romantic relationships was significantly associated with higher depression scores, while support from friendships was not. When controlling for support from friendships and relationships, romantic relationships had the strongest effect. This suggests that in adulthood, one's romantic relationships are more indicative of depression than friendships or family relationships.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0268 (IID)
Keywords: Social, Support, Depression
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2013.
Date of Defense: November 26, 2013.
Subject(s): Psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0268
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Jones, A. (2013). The Association Between Depression and Family, Romantic, and Peer Support in Adults. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0268