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1. Cole, Michele. Exploring Factors Associated with Depressive Symptoms in Young Adults from Divorced Families.

Degree: 2020, The Catholic University of America

America is a society with a substantial divorce rate in which approximately four out of ten children, or 1 million children per year, have experienced divorce (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2012). Of all the children who are born to married parents this year, half are likely to experience a divorce in their immediate family before they reach their 18th birthday (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2014). The negative consequences that can stem from divorce often have a life-long impact on those individuals who experienced this event during their childhood or adolescence (Amato, 2001; Bing, et al., 2009; Bulduc et al., 2007; Kot & Shoemaker, 1999; Mullett & Stolberg, 2002; Ross & Miller, 2009). The purpose of this study was to develop and broaden the empirical knowledge on relational factors clinically known to influence depressive symptoms in young adults from divorced families by looking at their perceptions, both past and present, regarding their attachment to family of origin following parental divorce and the importance of mentors in this context. Such knowledge is important for social works’ aim to reduce depression that can occur in the context of interpersonal relationships following parental divorce. By identifying factors that contribute to depressive symptoms in young adults, this research study will help to identify protective factors for young adults from divorced families. The study used a secondary data set from a nationally representative sample of 15,058 young adults (ages 18-39 years) collected in a survey from 2009 to 2011 in the U.S. at the University of Texas at Austin’s Population Research Center (Regnerus, 2012). Within this sample, 2,978 (20%) of the young adults experienced parental divorce. A multiple regression analysis was used to estimate models that predict depressive symptoms among the 2,978 young adults whose parents were divorced. The results revealed that three of the nine factors emerged as significant predictors of depressive symptoms. Current marital status emerged as the strongest predictor of depressive symptoms (β = -.644, (p < .003) and showed that it is a moderator between predictors of depressive symptoms. The second strongest factor was current level of family negativity (β = .512, p < .000). The third strongest factor was current level of family support (β = -.501, p < .000). Overall, the model explained 75.5% of the variance in depressive symptoms for young adults in this study. These findings have implications for young adults from divorced families, social work clinical practice, education, research and policy.

Social work

attachment, depressive symptoms, divorce, family of origin, young adults

Social Work

Degree Awarded: Ph.D. Social Work. The Catholic University of America

Advisors/Committee Members: The Catholic University of America (Degree granting institution), Dombo, Eileen (Thesis advisor), Mayer, Lynn (Committee member), Grady, Melissa (Committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: attachment; depressive symptoms; divorce; family of origin; young adults

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APA (6th Edition):

Cole, M. (2020). Exploring Factors Associated with Depressive Symptoms in Young Adults from Divorced Families. (Thesis). The Catholic University of America. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:214732

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Cole, Michele. “Exploring Factors Associated with Depressive Symptoms in Young Adults from Divorced Families.” 2020. Thesis, The Catholic University of America. Accessed November 29, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:214732.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Cole, Michele. “Exploring Factors Associated with Depressive Symptoms in Young Adults from Divorced Families.” 2020. Web. 29 Nov 2020.

Vancouver:

Cole M. Exploring Factors Associated with Depressive Symptoms in Young Adults from Divorced Families. [Internet] [Thesis]. The Catholic University of America; 2020. [cited 2020 Nov 29]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:214732.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Cole M. Exploring Factors Associated with Depressive Symptoms in Young Adults from Divorced Families. [Thesis]. The Catholic University of America; 2020. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:214732

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

2. Lucas, Christine. Understanding Lived Experiences of Children of Transgender Parents: A Retrospective Study of Adults whose Parent Transitioned During their Childhood.

Degree: 2020, The Catholic University of America

There is a dearth of research about children of transgender parents (CTPs), leaving social workers and other professionals with little to no guidance for how to help support them before, during, or after their parent’s transition. This study’s aim was to address this critical gap in the literature by examining the lived experiences of adult CTPs and to learn from them about their experiences of growing up with a parent who transitioned during their childhood. Bronfenbrenner’s social ecological systems theory informed the study’s research question, which was “What are the lived experiences of adult children who grew up with a transgender parent who transitioned during their childhood?” This theory also informed the interview guide that was used during the interviews of the ten adult CTP participants. A qualitative narrative methodology, using Braun’s (2006) six-phase process was conducted, yielding five themes. Answers were coded and the number of CTPs that mentioned the theme and the frequency of mentions across all interviews was calculated. In order of most mentioned the themes and their frequencies were: embarrassment and shame (31), confusion (25), disruption to the family (20), silver lining (18), and shift in understanding (10). Bronfenbrenner’s (1994) ecological theory helps to explain how the transition process is not an isolated, individualized experience but one that affects the entire microsystem, which is shaped by the meso, macro, and chronosystems. The limitations and strengths of the study are discussed, as well as the implications for social work at all levels of practice. In addition, how this research relates to social work ethics, and suggestions for future research are also presented.

LGBTQ studies

Social work

Social research

Children of transgender parents, Discrimination, LGBTQ, Narrative, Qualitative, Transgender Parents

Social Work

Degree Awarded: Ph.D. Social Work. The Catholic University of America

Advisors/Committee Members: The Catholic University of America (Degree granting institution), Grady, Melissa (Thesis advisor), Shields, Joseph (Committee member), Daughtery, Laura (Committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Children of transgender parents; Discrimination; LGBTQ; Narrative; Qualitative; Transgender Parents

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APA (6th Edition):

Lucas, C. (2020). Understanding Lived Experiences of Children of Transgender Parents: A Retrospective Study of Adults whose Parent Transitioned During their Childhood. (Thesis). The Catholic University of America. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:214731

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Lucas, Christine. “Understanding Lived Experiences of Children of Transgender Parents: A Retrospective Study of Adults whose Parent Transitioned During their Childhood.” 2020. Thesis, The Catholic University of America. Accessed November 29, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:214731.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Lucas, Christine. “Understanding Lived Experiences of Children of Transgender Parents: A Retrospective Study of Adults whose Parent Transitioned During their Childhood.” 2020. Web. 29 Nov 2020.

Vancouver:

Lucas C. Understanding Lived Experiences of Children of Transgender Parents: A Retrospective Study of Adults whose Parent Transitioned During their Childhood. [Internet] [Thesis]. The Catholic University of America; 2020. [cited 2020 Nov 29]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:214731.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Lucas C. Understanding Lived Experiences of Children of Transgender Parents: A Retrospective Study of Adults whose Parent Transitioned During their Childhood. [Thesis]. The Catholic University of America; 2020. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:214731

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

3. Varner, Ashley. The Experience of Informal Caregivers for Adults with Primary Malignant Brain Tumors.

Degree: 2019, The Catholic University of America

Background: Informal caregivers of individuals living with primary malignant brain tumors (PMBTs) provide social support that significantly improves treatment adherence and mental health, and it may improve survival. Yet, the needs of these essential individuals are often overlooked. Purpose: This study explored the needs of caregivers of those with PMBTs in the United States and identified factors that contribute to their adjustment (both positive and negative) to their difficult situations. Methods: A purposive sample of 18 caregivers of adults with PMBTs participated in individual, semi-structured interviews. The data generated from these interviews were analyzed using a grounded theory approach. Results: Three core themes emerged: (1) Caregiving for an adult with a PMBT as “probably the most difficult thing that you’ll ever do in your life”; (2) Psychosocial needs of individuals living with and caring for an adult diagnosed with a PMBT; and (3) Factors associated with adjustment to the caregiving role. Five subthemes emerged in relation to caregiver needs for: (1) “support” from other individuals who “get it”, (2) education, (3) consideration of the primacy of children in the lives of patients and their caregivers, (4) more information about prognosis and preparation for the dying process, and (5) assistance identifying their needs. Three subthemes emerged with regards to what helped them positively adjust: (1) strong relationships with the medical care team; (2) maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” while still understanding that some things would be different; and (3) feeling proud of the care they were able to provide to their loved one.Conclusion: Implications of this study include: (1) Health care teams must develop strong working relationships with caregivers of individuals with PMBTs; (2) Oncology social workers must explore caregivers’ need for help identifying their needs; (3) Oncology social workers must address the primacy of children and/or future children in caregivers’ and patients’ lives; (4) Oncology social workers must develop, pilot, and disseminate interventions to increase the caregiver mastery and self-efficacy of caregivers of adults with PMBTs; and (5) Oncology social workers must fight for policy change and development of caregiver-friendly policies.

Social work

Social research

Oncology

brain tumor, cancer, caregiver, family, needs, PMBT

Social Work

Degree Awarded: Ph.D. Social Work. The Catholic University of America

Advisors/Committee Members: The Catholic University of America (Degree granting institution), Grady, Melissa (Thesis advisor), Dombo, Eileen (Committee member), BrintzenhofeSzoc, Karlynn (Committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: brain tumor; cancer; caregiver; family; needs; PMBT

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APA (6th Edition):

Varner, A. (2019). The Experience of Informal Caregivers for Adults with Primary Malignant Brain Tumors. (Thesis). The Catholic University of America. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:213665

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Varner, Ashley. “The Experience of Informal Caregivers for Adults with Primary Malignant Brain Tumors.” 2019. Thesis, The Catholic University of America. Accessed November 29, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:213665.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Varner, Ashley. “The Experience of Informal Caregivers for Adults with Primary Malignant Brain Tumors.” 2019. Web. 29 Nov 2020.

Vancouver:

Varner A. The Experience of Informal Caregivers for Adults with Primary Malignant Brain Tumors. [Internet] [Thesis]. The Catholic University of America; 2019. [cited 2020 Nov 29]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:213665.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Varner A. The Experience of Informal Caregivers for Adults with Primary Malignant Brain Tumors. [Thesis]. The Catholic University of America; 2019. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1961/cuislandora:213665

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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