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Exploring the Link Between Sensitive Temperament and Depression: The Roles of Parenting Environment and Empathic Personal Distress

Abstract This study investigated the relation between Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS) temperament and depression, and whether such a relation might be further influenced by the indirect effects of parenting environment and empathic personal distress. A moderated mediation model was proposed to explain the underlying relations among SPS, depression, parenting environment and empathic personal distress. That is, greater levels of SPS temperament might predict higher levels of empathic personal distress, which then leads to increasing likelihood of experiencing depression. Moreover, it was predicted that this mediation relation might be significantly stronger under a less positive parenting context. The present study recruited 661 participants fro... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Yang, Wenxi (Author) / Miller, Paul A (Advisor) / Hall, Deborah L (Committee member) / Roberts, Nicole A (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Developmental psychology / Personality psychology / Depression / Empathic Personal Distress / Empathy / Parenting / Sensory Processing Sensitivity / Temperament
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 68 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Psychology 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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