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ERIC Number: EJ810332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Children's Insecure Representations of the Interparental Relationship and Their School Adjustment: The Mediating Role of Attention Difficulties
Davies, Patrick T.; Woitach, Meredith J.; Winter, Marcia A.; Cummings, E. Mark
Child Development, v79 n5 p1570-1582 Sep-Oct 2008
This study examined the role of attention difficulties as a mediator of associations between children's insecure representations of the interparental relationship and their school adjustment in a sample of two hundred and sixteen 6-year-old children. Consistent with hypotheses, findings from structural equation models indicated that observer ratings of children's insecure representations of interparental relationships in a story completion task predicted computerized task assessments and parent reports of children's attention difficulties 1 year later. Children's attention difficulties, in turn, were associated with concurrent levels of school problems and increases in school problems over a 1-year period as indexed by teacher reports. Attention difficulties accounted for an average of 34% of the association between insecure internal representations and school problems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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