ERIC Number: EJ914230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
Family Routine Moderates the Relation between Child Impulsivity and Oppositional Defiant Disorder Symptoms
Lanza, H. Isabella; Drabick, Deborah A. G.
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, v39 n1 p83-94 Jan 2011
Although child impulsivity is associated with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) symptoms, few studies have examined whether family processes moderate this association. To address this gap, we tested whether child-reported family routine moderated the relation between child hyperactivity/impulsivity (HI) and ODD symptoms among a sample of low-income, urban, ethnic-minority children (N=87, 51% male). Child HI and ODD symptoms were assessed using parent and teacher reports. HI also was indexed by a laboratory task. Family routine was assessed using child self-report. Hierarchical regression analyses indicated that family routine moderated child HI. Among children with higher levels of teacher-reported HI symptoms, lower levels of family routine were associated with higher levels of teacher-reported ODD symptoms compared to children with lower levels of teacher-reported HI symptoms. Children who self-reported higher levels of family routine were rated as low on teacher-reported ODD symptoms, regardless of teacher-reported HI levels. Parent report and laboratory measures of child HI did not produce significant interactions. Lower levels of family routine may confer risk for ODD symptoms among low-income, urban, ethnic-minority children experiencing higher levels of HI.
Descriptors: Hyperactivity, Minority Group Children, Family Environment, Behavior Disorders, Child Behavior, Family Influence, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Low Income Groups, Urban Areas, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Measures (Individuals)
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