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ERIC Number: EJ1015264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Parental Employment and Child Behaviors: Do Parenting Practices Underlie These Relationships?
Hadzic, Renata; Magee, Christopher A.; Robinson, Laura
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v37 n4 p332-339 Jul 2013
This study examined whether hours of parental employment were associated with child behaviors via parenting practices. The sample included 2,271 Australian children aged 4-5 years at baseline. Two-wave panel mediation models tested whether parenting practices that were warm, hostile, or characterized by inductive reasoning linked parent's hours of paid employment with their child's behavior at age 6-7 years. There were significant indirect effects linking mother employment to child behavior. No paid employment and full-time work hours were associated with more behavioral problems in children through less-warm parenting practices; few hours or long hours were associated with improved behavioral outcomes through less-hostile parenting practices. These findings may have implications for developing policies to enable parents to balance work and family demands. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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