Self-esteem mediates the effect of the parent-adolescent relationship on depression.

Journal of health psychology

PubMedID: 25030796

Hu J, Ai H. Self-esteem mediates the effect of the parent-adolescent relationship on depression. J Health Psychol. 2014;.
There is a trend of rapid growth in both the level and occurrence of depression when people reach adolescence. The present study aimed to investigate the impact of the parent-adolescent relationship on depression in adolescents, and mainly focused on the confirmation of the mediator role of self-esteem. A total of 364 senior middle school students accomplished the Parent-Adolescent Relationship Scale, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, and Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale. The results suggested that both parent-adolescent relationship and self-esteem were significantly correlated with depression. Structural equation modeling indicated that self-esteem partially mediated the relationship between parent-adolescent relationship and depression.