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ERIC Number: EJ835550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0731-7107
Anxiogenic Patterns in Mother-Child Interactions
Harvison, Kyle W.; Chapman, L. Kevin; Ballash, Natalie G.; Woodruff-Borden, Janet
Child & Family Behavior Therapy, v30 n2 p137-151 Jun 2008
The current study examined psychosocial variables associated with the development of anxiety in children. While previous literature has established parental affectionless control as an important contributor to the development of anxiety in children, few have examined this construct within the dynamic context of parent-child interaction. In the current study, the affect and behavior of anxious mothers and their children (ages 6 to 12 years) were examined during two mildly stressful tasks, with a total of 64 mother-child dyads participating in the study. Analyses supported the hypothesis that maternal affectionless control mediates the relationship between child anxiety and child disengagement/withdrawal from difficult tasks. Results are discussed in terms of implications for psychosocial mechanisms of the familial transmission of anxiety. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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