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Title:Talk it out or tuck it away: the contribution of maternal socialization of coping to depression in youth with off-time pubertal maturation
Author(s):Ye, Zihua
Advisor(s):Rudolph, Karen D.
Contributor(s):Pomerantz, Eva
Department / Program:Psychology
Discipline:Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.S.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):puberty
socialization of coping
depression
adolescence
parenting
Abstract:Theory and research highlight the mismatch between puberty-associated challenges and available coping resources among youth with actual or perceived off-time development. This study (N = 167; Mage = 12.41 years; 51.5% female; 77.8% White) examined the moderating effect of maternal socialization of coping on depression in off-time youth. Results revealed that earlier perceived timing predicted elevated depressive symptoms over time in girls whose mothers encouraged low (B = .35, SE = .15) but not high levels of engagement coping. However, engagement coping suggestions exacerbated depression among boys who perceive themselves as early maturers (B = .41, SE = .18). These findings build on prior theory and research by highlighting that providing external coping resources to youth who perceive themselves as off-time maturers may mitigate or enhance their depression risk, depending upon whether the type of coping suggestion is adaptive under gender-specific developmental context.
Issue Date:2021-11-19
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/114071
Rights Information:Copyright 2021 Zihua Ye
Date Available in IDEALS:2022-04-29
Date Deposited:2021-12


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