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ERIC Number: EJ779315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Marital Conflict and Children's Adjustment: Evaluation of the Parenting Process Model
Schoppe-Sullivan, Sarah J.; Schermerhorn, Alice C.; Cummings, E. Mark
Journal of Marriage and Family, v69 n5 p1118-1134 Dec 2007
This investigation tested whether parenting mediates longitudinal associations between marital conflict and children's adjustment. Data were drawn from a three-wave study of 283 families with children aged 8-16 years at Wave 1. Relations among marital conflict, parenting (behavioral control, psychological autonomy, and warmth), and children's adjustment (externalizing and internalizing) were examined. Structural equation models indicated multiple dimensions of parenting mediated relations between marital conflict and children's adjustment. When including controls for earlier adjustment, behavioral control continued to mediate relations between marital conflict and change in children's internalizing symptoms over time. These results advance parenting process models for relations between marital conflict and child adjustment and provide impetus for study of other pathways, including direct and child effects. (Contains 4 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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