ERIC Number: EJ852948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
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Associations between Maternal Physical Discipline and Peer Victimization among Hong Kong Chinese Children: The Moderating Role of Child Aggression
Duong, Mylien T.; Schwartz, David; Chang, Lei; Kelly, Brynn M.; Tom, Shelley R.
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, v37 n7 p957-966 Oct 2009
This study examines the relation between maternal physical discipline and victimization by peers, as moderated by child aggression. The sample consisted of 211 Hong Kong Chinese children (98 boys, 113 girls; average age of 11.9). Physical discipline was assessed with a questionnaire completed by mothers, and victimization by peers and aggression were measured using a peer nomination inventory. Latent variable models revealed a moderately strong link between children's experiences with maternal physical discipline and peer victimization, but this effect held only for children who were also high on aggression. These results highlight the interplay between harsh home environments and child aggression and their contributions to the child's adjustment in the peer group.
Descriptors: Discipline, Peer Relationship, Foreign Countries, Punishment, Victims of Crime, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Bullying, Aggression, Questionnaires, Mothers, Correlation, Family Environment, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong