Lecture Notes in Education
Psychology and Public Media

The Relationship between Parental Psychological Control and Depression in Junior High School Students: The Chain Mediating Effect of Psychological Capital and Loneliness

Author

Jiaying Zhang * 1

1 Department of Psychology, Fujian Normal University

Corresponding Author

Jiaying Zhang

Keywords

adolescent, psychological capital, loneliness, parental psychological control, depression, chain meditation

Abstract

The relationship between parenting style and adolescent depression is a heated topic in the research of the pathogenesis of the latter. This paper explores the role of psychological capital and loneliness in the relationship between parental psychological control and depression through a questionnaire survey of junior high school students. The results showed that psychological capital and loneliness played a chain mediating role in between. This study makes clear that parental psychological control worsens adolescents' depressive symptoms by reducing their psychological capital and enhancing their loneliness.

Citation

Jiaying Zhang. The Relationship between Parental Psychological Control and Depression in Junior High School Students: The Chain Mediating Effect of Psychological Capital and Loneliness. LNEP (2021) LNEP ICEIPI 2021: 219-225. DOI: 10.54254/lnep.iceipi.2021202.

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