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ERIC Number: EJ1094911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
Gender Differences in the Relation between Mothering Behaviors and Child-Behavior Problems among Hispanic Preschoolers
Caughy, Margaret O'Brien; Peredo, Tatiana Nogueira; Owen, Margaret Tresch; Mills, Britain
Developmental Psychology, v52 n4 p592-598 Apr 2016
This is a report of an examination of gender differences in behavior problems and a prediction of their changes from 2.5 to 3.5 years from mothering qualities among 209 low-income Hispanic children. Externalizing behaviors declined over this time somewhat more for girls than for boys. Fewer externalizing behavior problems at age 3.5 were correlated with more supportive and less intrusive mothering at 2.5, but only for boys, and increases in externalizing behavior among boys were uniquely predicted by greater maternal intrusiveness. Implications for understanding parental control factors among Hispanic families are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Child Behavior Checklist
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