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ERIC Number: EJ946712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Influence of Mother, Father, and Child Risk on Parenting and Children's Cognitive and Social Behaviors
Cabrera, Natasha J.; Fagan, Jay; Wight, Vanessa; Schadler, Cornelia
Child Development, v82 n6 p1985-2005 Nov-Dec 2011
The association among mothers', fathers', and infants' risk and cognitive and social behaviors at 24 months was examined using structual equation modeling and data on 4,200 on toddlers and their parents from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort. There were 3 main findings. First, for cognitive outcomes, maternal risk was directly and indirectly linked to it through maternal sensitivity whereas paternal risk was only indirectly related through maternal sensitivity. Second, for social behaviors, maternal and paternal risks were indirectly linked through maternal sensitivity and father engagement. Third, maternal and paternal levels of risk were linked to maternal supportiveness whereas mothers' and children's risk were linked to paternal cognitive stimulation. Implications are that policy makers must take into account effects of mothers', children's, and fathers' risk on young children's functioning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey