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ERIC Number: ED411996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Pages: 5
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Child and Parental Report of the Parent-Child Relationship as Predictors of Behavior and Emotional Problems in Preschool Children.
Morris, Amanda Sheffield
This study used the Parenting Puppet Interview, an age-appropriate measure of the child's perspective of the mother-child relationship, as well as maternal report of the relationship, to predict teacher reports of behavioral and emotional problems. Forty-three children, ages 4 through 6 years, and their mothers and teachers participated in this study. The Teacher Report Form and the Parent Report on Preschoolers questionnaire were also used. The study found that child and maternal reports of the mother-child relationship differentially predicted externalizing, internalizing, social, and behavioral problems. Maternal report of high hostility, but not child report, was strongly related to internalizing behavior. Maternal and child reports coordinated in associating low maternal responsiveness and demanding behavior with externalizing behavior. Low responsiveness and high hostility as reported by both mothers and children were associated with overall behavior problems. The Parenting Puppet Interview and puppet methodology were found to be successful for examining how the child's perspective affects healthy development and adjustment. (JPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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