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ERIC Number: EJ1163539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-930X
Influence of Child Behavioral Problems and Parenting Stress on Parent-Child Conflict among Low-Income Families: The Moderating Role of Maternal Nativity
Garcia, Aileen S.; Ren, Lixin; Esteraich, Jan M.; Raikes, Helen H.
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, v63 n3 Article 1 p311-339 Jul 2017
This study was designed to examine whether parenting stress and child behavioral problems are significant predictors of parent-child conflict in the context of low-income families and how these relations are moderated by maternal nativity. The authors conducted multiple regression analyses to examine relations between teachers' report of behavioral problems among preschoolers and self-report of parenting stress and parent-child conflict in a sample of 236 mothers. Findings showed that for both U.S.-born and foreign-born mothers, higher parenting stress is associated with greater parent-child conflict. Child behavioral problems are positively linked to parent-child conflict, but only for the U.S.-born mothers. The common experience of stress brought about by financial difficulties may account for the similar relation between stress and parent-child conflict among U.S.-born and foreign-born mothers. Different cultural backgrounds leading to different parenting beliefs and practices may explain the contrasting relation of parent-child conflict and child behavioral problems between the two groups
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Parenting Stress Index
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