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ERIC Number: EJ1021255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Parental Control is Not Unconditionally Detrimental for Externalizing Behaviors in Early Childhood
Akcinar, Berna; Baydar, Nazli
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v38 n2 p118-127 Mar 2014
The association of three different strategies of maternal control (behavioral, psychological, and physical), and maternal warmth with children's externalizing behaviors were analyzed in an observational study of 3-year-old children in Turkey ("N" = 123). The results indicated that (i) mothers exercised all three types of control simultaneously; (ii) behavioral control had a curvilinear association with child externalizing behaviors, suggesting the existence of an optimum level of behavioral control; and (iii) the negative effects of behavioral and psychological control could be moderated by parental warmth. These findings highlighted the importance of studying samples from diverse cultural contexts in order to validate and enrich theoretical models of behavioral development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory
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