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ERIC Number: EJ963731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0272-930X
Interparental Conflict Styles and Parenting Behaviors: Associations with Overt and Relational Aggression among Chinese Children
Li, Yan; Putallaz, Martha; Su, Yanjie
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, v57 n4 Article 4 p402-428 Oct 2011
This study examined how interparental conflict styles related to Chinese children's overt and relational aggression directly and indirectly through parenting behaviors. Mothers (n = 670) and fathers (n = 570) reported their overt and covert interparental conflict styles and different parenting behaviors. Children's (n = 671) aggression was assessed by peer nominations. Consistent with previous research, coercive control and psychological control showed positive associations with children's overt and relational aggression, which varied by parent-child gender. The significant indirect effects of interparental conflict styles showed that paternal overt conflict was positively related to boys' aggression mediating through paternal coercive control and that maternal covert conflict was positively related to boys' aggression mediating through psychological control. Discussions regarding parent-child gender moderations and implications of the findings in the Chinese cultural context are provided. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China