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ERIC Number: EJ846967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
Infancy Parenting and Externalizing Psychopathology from Childhood through Adulthood: Developmental Trends
Lorber, Michael F.; Egeland, Byron
Developmental Psychology, v45 n4 p909-912 2009
Developmental models and previous findings suggest that early parenting is more strongly associated with externalizing problems in early childhood than it is in adolescence. In this article, the authors address whether the association of poor-quality infancy parenting and externalizing problems "rebounds" in adulthood. Poor-quality infancy parenting was associated with externalizing problems at kindergarten and first grade (mother report) as well as at 23 and 26 years (self report). Infancy parenting was not significantly associated with either mothers' or youths' reports of externalizing problems at 16 years. These findings are consistent with the notion that poor-quality infancy parenting is a risk factor for externalizing problems in developmental periods for which externalizing behavior is most deviant. (Contains 2 footnotes, 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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