ERIC Number: EJ677395
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Mother-Child Joint Play in the Early Development of Children's Conduct Problems: A Longitudinal Observational Study.
Gardner, Frances; Ward, Sarah; Burton, Jennifer; Wilson, Charlotte
Social Development, v12 n3 p361-78 2003
Examined longitudinally the relationship between mother-child spontaneous joint play and development of conduct problems in 60 preschoolers. Found that amount of joint play at age 3 predicted individual improvement in conduct problems at age 4, and this association was independent of initial level of conduct problems and hyperactivity, social class, maternal depression, and frequency of negative mother-child interaction. Amount of child unoccupied time predicted worsening conduct scores over time. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue Topic: "Innovative Approaches and Methods to the Study of Children's Conduct Problems."