parental rejection


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pa·ren·tal re·jec·tion

1. withholding of affection from or denial of attention to one's child;
2. child's withholding of affection from its parent.

parental rejection

The refusal of a parent to accept or show affection for a son or daughter.
See also: rejection
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Parental nurturance and parental rejection were once again examined in separate analyses, for both male and female subsamples.
In accordance with step 2, parental rejection was a significant predictor of depression score, [R.
Thus, SES was not a risk factor for depression in males, and all subsequent analyses pertaining to both parental nurturance and parental rejection were dropped.
With regard to parental nurturance and parental rejection, in light of the volume of research supporting the relationship of these variables to depression (see Garber et al.
With regard to parental nurturance and parental rejection, their inclusion continued to explain only a small portion of unique variance in the female subsample.
Parental rejection and parental nurturance continued to explain only a small portion of variance (a total of 6%), which, as previously discussed, was unexpected.
Self-esteem was found to partially mediate the relationship of both parental nurturance and parental rejection to depression, in both males and females.
Their nurturance seeking, separation anxiety, and feelings of parental rejection may have turned them away from parental figures, toward more narcissistic peer investment.
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Vulnerability to depression as a function of parental rejection and control.