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ERIC Number: EJ1073960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Somatic Complaints in Early Adolescence: The Role of Parents' Emotion Socialization
Kehoe, Christiane E.; Havighurst, Sophie S.; Harley, Ann E.
Journal of Early Adolescence, v35 n7 p966-989 Oct 2015
This study investigated the relationship between parent emotion socialization and youth somatic complaints (SC) in an early adolescent sample using a longitudinal experimental design. An emotion-focused parenting intervention, which taught parent's skills to improve their emotional competence and emotion socialization, was used to examine whether changes in parent emotion socialization affected the young person's SC. Questionnaires were completed prior to intervention and 10 months later by 225 youth (121 intervention) and their parents. Results indicated that changes in parents' awareness and regulation of emotion and emotion socialization practices resulted in reduced youth SC. These findings have important implications for the prevention of SC.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A