Campus Units

Human Development and Family Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2015

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Rural Mental Health

Volume

39

Issue

3-4

First Page

178

Last Page

187

DOI

10.1037/rmh0000036

Abstract

A risk and resilience framework was used to examine longitudinal relationships among food insecurity, depressive symptoms, parenting confidence, perceived parenting support, and knowledge of community resources. Data from Rural Families Speak (a multistate longitudinal study of rural low-income families) were analyzed using path analysis for 314 rural mothers with low incomes. Results show that food insecurity and depressive symptoms in Wave 1 predicted increased depressive symptoms in Wave 2, and depressive symptoms in Wave 2 were related to decreased perceived parenting support and parenting confidence in Wave 2. Knowledge of community resources in Wave 1 moderated the relationship between depressive symptoms in Wave 1 and perceived parenting support in Wave 2, as well as the relationship between food insecurity in Wave 1 and parenting confidence in Wave 2. Implications of the impact of food insecurity and depressive symptoms on parenting among rural low-income mothers are discussed.

Comments

This accepted article is published as Doudna, K. D., Reina, A. S., & Greder, K. A. (2015). Longitudinal associations among food insecurity, depressive symptoms, and parenting. Journal of Rural Mental Health, 39(3-4), 178–187; doi:10.1037/rmh0000036. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Psychological Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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