ERIC Number: EJ1000470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
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A Unified Model Exploring Parenting Practices as Mediators of Marital Conflict and Children's Adjustment
Coln, Kristen L.; Jordan, Sara S.; Mercer, Sterett H.
Child Psychiatry and Human Development, v44 n3 p419-429 Jun 2013
We examined positive and negative parenting practices and psychological control as mediators of the relations between constructive and destructive marital conflict and children's internalizing and externalizing problems in a unified model. Married mothers of 121 children between the ages of 6 and 12 completed questionnaires measuring marital conflict, parenting practices, and child adjustment. Analyses revealed significant direct paths from destructive marital conflict to negative parenting practices, psychological control, and both children's internalizing and externalizing behavior. In addition, psychological control was found to partially mediate relations between destructive marital conflict and children's internalizing and externalizing behavior.
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parent Child Relationship, Marriage, Conflict, Adjustment (to Environment), Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Mothers, Questionnaires
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