Young adult, caregiving, gender, depression
This study focused on the level of depression in young adult caregivers (age 18-40) relative to gender, employment, health and relationships. Previous research found significant relationship between gender and depression. In this study, gender was found to be a contributing factor in depression among young adult caregivers; however, not a significant factor. This information may lead to broader ways of thinking about caregiving by counselors and individuals working with older adults.
Gillen, M. C., & Roland, C. (2011). The Link Between Gender and Depression in young Adults Providing Care for Older Family Members. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 3(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.7729/31.1025