Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Kathryn Grant, PhD
Karen S. Budd, PhD
The current study employed qualitative inquiry to examine the experiences of mothers and daughters who participated in the Cities Mother-Daughter Project, an intervention aimed at preventing depression in low-income urban African-American girls, study participants included 9 mothers and 9 daughters. Qualitative analysis was used to examine the subjective experiences of mothers and daughters who participated in the Cities Mother-Daughter Project. Seven overarching themes emerged when participants reflected on their experience in the group intervention: 1) value of group, 2) desire for continued intervention, 3) suggestions for improvement, 4) skills learned in group, 5) mother-daughter relationship, 6) personal change, and 7) external stressors. Study findings are integrated and discussed in relation to the broader literature and more specifically in relation to prior findings on the acceptability and feasibility of the Cities Mother-Daughter Project intervention
Brown, Tasha M., "An Innovative Approach to Preventing Depression: Examining the Experiences of Mothers and Daughters Who Participate in the Cities Mother-Daughter Project" (2016). College of Science and Health Theses and Dissertations. 180.