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ERIC Number: EJ918051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Fathering and Mothering of Preschool Boys with Hyperactivity
Keown, Louise
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v35 n2 p161-168 Mar 2011
This study examined links between paternal and maternal parenting factors and preschool hyperactivity in a community sample. Forty-one hyperactive and 38 comparison boys (aged 47-62 months) and their fathers and mothers were assessed on a range of interview, parent questionnaire, and observational measures of parenting and child behavior. Results showed that less observed maternal warmth, fathers' self-reported overreactive and less authoritative parenting practices, and less satisfaction with parenting (fathers and mothers) were all significantly related to child hyperactivity, following statistical adjustment for the effects of child conduct problems and maternal age. Lower rates of observed paternal and maternal sensitivity were not significantly associated with preschool hyperactivity, after controlling for child conduct problems and maternal age. Findings highlight the importance of considering the role of both fathers' and mothers' parenting in the development of boys with early onset hyperactive and attentional behavior difficulties. (Contains 3 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire