ERIC Number: EJ817373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
Parenting and Parental Anxiety and Depression as Predictors of Treatment Outcome for Childhood Anxiety Disorders: Has the Role of Fathers Been Underestimated?
Liber, Juliette M.; van Widenfelt, Brigit M.; Goedhart, Arnold W.; Utens, Elisabeth M. W. J.; van der Leeden, Adelinde J. M.; Markus, Monica T.; Treffers, Philip D. A.
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, v37 n4 p747-758 Oct 2008
A substantial percentage of children with anxiety disorders do not respond adequately to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Examination of parental factors related to treatment outcome could contribute to a further understanding of treatment outcome responses. This study investigated the predictive value of paternal and maternal emotional warmth, rejection, overprotection, anxiety, and depression for CBT outcome in clinic-referred anxious children (ages 8-12). Levels of maternal emotional warmth, paternal rejection and anxiety, and depressive symptoms predicted treatment success and failure. A higher level of maternal emotional warmth was associated with a less favorable treatment outcome. Higher levels of paternal rejection, anxiety, and depressive symptoms were consistently associated with a less favorable treatment outcome. (Contains 4 tables.)
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Cognitive Restructuring, Rejection (Psychology), Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Children, Behavior Modification, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Styles, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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