Laura Bechtiger

LIFE Zurich

LIFE Fellow from 2019 to 2023, University of Zurich

Dr. phil.

Dissertation completed in May 2023

Pathways from Maternal Depressive Symptoms to Adolescent Well-Being: A 15-Year Longitudinal Examination

(Advisor: Lilly Shanahan)

Selected Publications

Bechtiger, L., Steinhoff, A., Dollar, J. M., Calkins, S. D., Keane, S. P., Shriver, L., Wideman, L., & Shanahan, L. (2022). Maternal depressive symptoms and adolescents’ unhealthy behavior: A 15-year longitudinal study. Pediatrics, 150(4), Article e2022056562.

Bechtiger, L., Steinhoff, A., Dollar, J., Halliday, S. E., Calkins, S., Keane, S. P., & Shanahan, L. (2022). Pathways from maternal depressive symptoms to children’s academic performance in adolescence: A 13-year prospective-longitudinal study. Child Development, 93(2), 388–404.

Bechtiger, L., Steinhoff, A., Buchmann, M., & Shanahan, L. (2021). Bidirectional associations between sympathy and self-disclosure in friendships from mid adolescence to early adulthood. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 31(2), 368–383.

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