ERIC Number: EJ818704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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Reference Count: 96
Children's Responses to Interparental Conflict: A Meta-Analysis of Their Associations with Child Adjustment
Rhoades, Kimberly A.
Child Development, v79 n6 p1942-1956 Nov-Dec 2008
A meta-analysis examined the relations between children's adjustment and children's cognitive, affective, behavioral, and physiological responses to interparental conflict. Studies included children between 5 and 19 years of age. Moderate effect sizes were found for the associations between cognitions and internalizing and externalizing behavior problems and self-esteem problems, negative affect and behavioral responses and internalizing behavior problems, and behavioral responses and self-esteem problems. Small to moderate effect sizes were found for the associations between cognitions and relational problems, negative affect and behavioral responses and externalizing behavior problems, and physiological reactions and internalizing and externalizing behavior problems. Effect sizes were, with 1 exception, larger for internalizing than for externalizing behavior problems. Age significantly moderated the majority of effect sizes.
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Conflict, Effect Size, Organizations (Groups), Parent Child Relationship, Social Adjustment, Children, Self Esteem
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