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ERIC Number: ED406044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Pages: 12
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Child Behavior Problems & Competencies: Individual and Dyadic Parental Influences.
Forgays, Deborah Kirby
This study examined individual parent personality dynamics and partner-as-parent ratings as each relate to child problem behaviors and competencies. Subjects were 30 Caucasian heterosexual couples with 6-year-old children. Data were collected with the Adult/Adolescent Type A Behavior Scale (AATABS), Parenting Alliance, Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), and Emotional Expressiveness Questionnaire. Correlations were performed within parent, between parent and child, and by gender when sample size permitted. Results indicated that parental characteristics associated with increased child behavior problems include maternal Type A characteristics and lower perceptions of partners as parents (especially for sons), while characteristics associated with reduced problems include a Type A personality and positive emotion expressiveness in fathers (for sons). Parental characteristics associated with child social competencies included higher parenting alliance scores. For sons, maternal Type A (while associated with increased behavior problems) was related to son's quality of social interaction, while for daughters, fathers' Type A personality was related to reduced social interaction skills. (Contains 23 references.) (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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