Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
College of Education and Human Services
Counseling and Educational Leadership
Thesis Sponsor/Dissertation Chair/Project Chair
Dana Heller Levitt
Larry D. Burlew
Brian V. Carolan
Counseling--Research, Social networks--Research, Depression in women, Unmarried mothers
The purpose of this study of mothers of fragile families was to examine the relationship between counseling and social support on levels of depression. Demographic variables as well as depression, counseling and social support (specifically, instrumental support) was examined over two waves of data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing study. A logistic regression was used to create predictor models for future depression including counseling, social support, current depression and relevant covariates. The findings are discussed and implication for practice and future research are included.
Delaney, Megan E., "The Influence of Counseling and Social Support on Depression in Mothers of Fragile Families" (2014). Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects. 58.