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ERIC Number: EJ878640
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0091-0627
Within-Family Differences in Internalizing Behaviors: The Role of Children's Perspectives of the Mother-Child Relationship
Frampton, Kristen L.; Jenkins, Jennifer M.; Dunn, Judy
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, v38 n4 p557-568 May 2010
The goal of this exploratory, within-family, longitudinal study was to examine whether children's perspectives of the mother-child relationship explained within-family differences in children's responses to a shared family stressor (maternal depressive symptoms) over time. Children (ages 8 to 15 years; N = 68) residing in 34 families were drawn from a general population study in the UK. Predictor variables were assessed at Time 1 and change in internalizing behavior from Time 1 to Time 2 (2 years later) was examined. As children were nested within families, data were analyzed using multilevel modeling, controlling for previous child behavior. Child perspective of the mother-child relationship, in interaction with maternal depressive symptoms, was found to explain within-family differences in internalizing over time. Children with a negative perspective (compared to mothers' perspectives) were the most vulnerable to the adverse effects of maternal depressive symptoms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom