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ERIC Number: EJ945067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Relations between Parenting and Child Behavior: Exploring the Child's Personality and Parental Self-Efficacy as Third Variables
Meunier, Jean Christophe; Roskam, Isabelle; Browne, Dillon T.
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v35 n3 p246-259 May 2011
The present study explores the bidirectional associations between parental behavior and child externalizing behavior in the context of two intervening variables: child's personality as a moderator of the effect of parental behavior on later child behavior; and parental self-efficacy as a mediator of the effect of child behavior on later parental behavior. Data were collected twice within one year from a sample of 340 preschoolers and their parents. Using latent variable SEM, three models were computed separately for mother-child and father-child dyads. A bidirectional effect was verified for the mothers, but only a child effect was observed for the fathers. Expected mediation by self-efficacy was verified. Finally, a partial moderating role for child's personality was demonstrated. (Contains 2 notes, 3 tables, and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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