ERIC Number: ED326765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
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Within- and Cross-Informant Relationships between Parenting Behavior and Child Symptomatology.
Tein, Jenn-Yun; And Others
Prevention and intervention studies of children of divorce emphasize the importance of assessing the parenting behavior of the custodial parent and how it relates to the symptomatology of the children. This study was undertaken to assess this parenting behavior and how it relates to the child's symptomatology based on both parent's and child's report, and to probe the degree of inconsistency between the parent's and the child's reports. Participants were 190 children of divorce between the ages of 8 and 15 years, and their custodial parents, 185 of whom were mothers. Parents and children completed separate in-home interviews in which they reported on parenting behavior and child's psychopathology. The findings revealed that the correlations between parent's and child's reports of parallel constructs were all significant. Furthermore, the correlations between parenting behavior and child symptomatology based on the same informants were significantly higher than those based on different informants. The relationships between parenting and child symptomatology were higher for boys than for girls in the sample. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (98th, Boston, MA, August 10-14, 1990).