ERIC Number: EJ789404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 91
Controlling Parenting and Physical Aggression during Elementary School
Joussemet, Mireille; Vitaro, Frank; Barker, Edward D.; Cote, Sylvana; Nagin, Daniel S.; Zoccolillo, Mark; Tremblay, Richard E.
Child Development, v79 n2 p411-425 Mar-Apr 2008
The goal of the present study was to examine whether controlling parenting contributes to the problem of physical aggression. Developmental trajectories of children's physical aggression were modeled from yearly teachers' ratings, from ages 6 to 12. Multinomial logistic regressions (N = 1,508) served to identify risk factors that distinguish children who display different levels of physical aggression throughout grade school. Results revealed that being a boy and having a reactive temperament were important child predictors. Parental separation and an early onset of motherhood were also significant risk factors. Finally, mothers' controlling parenting increased the odds of following the highest trajectory of physical aggression, above and beyond the previous risk factors.
Descriptors: Aggression, Child Rearing, Risk, Parent Child Relationship, Elementary School Students, Males, Predictor Variables, Behavior Problems, Early Parenthood, Mothers, Divorce
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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