ERIC Number: EJ851051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
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The Mediating Effects of Parenting Behaviors on Maternal Affect and Reports of Children's Behavior
Karazsia, Bryan T.; Wildman, Beth G.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v18 n3 p342-349 Jun 2009
Parenting behaviors have received ample support as a mediator of the relationship between maternal affect and child behavior problems. The majority of these research efforts were based on a uni-dimensional conceptualization of maternal mood, even though decades of theory and research suggest that mood is multidimensional. We examined the mediating role of parenting behaviors on positive affect (PA) and negative affect (NA) and reports of child behavior problems. Evidence for mediation was demonstrated for both PA and NA for children in early to middle childhood. Consistent with the positive psychology movement, our results suggest that maternal PA plays an important role in parents' utilization of effective parenting behaviors. Implications for clinical intervention and future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Rearing, Child Behavior, Parent Child Relationship, Psychological Patterns, Affective Behavior, Parenting Styles, Child Development
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