David E. Navarro
Since single parenting has become popular and is becoming the norm lately I will be reviewing a research about the relation between single parenting and depression in teenagers. The idea behind the research is that teenagers are very susceptible of their environment and living with one parent only creates a void in their life that might cause depression or emotional instability.
Single parenting a risk factor for depression in adolescents review
This study was design to find to find the relation between single parenting and depression in teenagers. According to Benohraitis (1996) family is defined as two or more people, who are related by blood, marriage or adoption and who live together to form an economic unit. In a society where families dissolve more frequently one question arise, is single parenting causing depression among teenagers? This study tries to address this question by selecting 240 participants (120 males 120 females) the sample was selected through purposive sample. The participants were dived in two main groups; one group of 60 (30 males 30 females) adolescents living with both parents and the other group was divided in sub-groups Death/loss 60 Adolescents (30 male 30 female), Divorced 40 adolescents (20 male 20 female), Separation 40 adolescents (20 male 20 female) and Lack of Physical presence group 40 adolescents (20 male 20 female).
The results that is quite clear that adolescents with single parents have a higher level of depression. According to the research in child development and early