The role of attachment and parenting in the intergenerational transmission of depression

01 January 2008 → 31 October 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
parents depression attachment child parenting
Project description

The first aim of this research is to examine whether insecure attachment can at least partially explain why children of depressed parents are more vulnerably to depression. A second aim is to address the role of parenting in the transmission of depressive symptoms and insecure attachment. Third, we want to examine emotion regulation as an intervening variable in relations between attachment and children's depressive symptoms.