Vol.3 No.2 (March 2013)
The Association between Parental Separation Anxiety and Off-Springs’ Depression in Emerging Adulthood
In order to explore the relationship between parental separation anxiety (including two factors, anxiety about distance and comfort with security base role, short for F1 and F2) and the depression of emerg- ing adults, a cross-sectional study was conducted in 169 families for both parents and their offspring. The pa- rental F1 is higher when parents resided with their offspring. Girls’ parents reported higher F2 than boys’ parents. Parents from multiple-child families reported higher F1 than those from only-child families. Besides, the relationship between parental separation anxiety and offspring’s depression was moderated by variables: whether the offspring is male or female; whether the family has only one child or multiple children; whether parents reside with their offspring. In conclusion, maternal separation anxiety, especially F1 (anxiety about distance), had significant effect on the depression of their offspring.
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