ERIC Number: EJ998874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
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Bidirectional Relations between Parenting Practices and Child Externalizing Behavior: A Cross-Lagged Panel Analysis in the Context of a Psychosocial Treatment and 3-Year Follow-up
Shaffer, Anne; Lindhiem, Oliver; Kolko, David J.; Trentacosta, Christopher J.
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, v41 n2 p199-210 Feb 2013
In the current study, we examined longitudinal changes in, and bidirectional effects between, parenting practices and child behavior problems in the context of a psychosocial treatment and 3-year follow-up period. The sample comprised 139 parent-child dyads (child ages 6-11) who participated in a modular treatment protocol for early-onset ODD or CD. Parenting practices and child behavior problems were assessed at six time-points using multiple measures and multiple reporters. The data were analyzed using cross-lagged panel analyses. Results indicated robust temporal stabilities of parenting practices and child behavior problems, in the context of treatment-related improvements, but bidirectional effects between parenting practices and child behavior were less frequently detected. Our findings suggest that bidirectional effects are relatively smaller than the temporal stability of each construct for school-age children with ODD/CD and their parents, following a multi-modal clinical intervention that is directed at both parents and children. Implications for treatment and intervention are discussed.
Descriptors: Intervention, Behavior Problems, Parent Child Relationship, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Child Behavior, Followup Studies, Children, Preadolescents, Parent Influence, Counseling Techniques, Outcomes of Treatment, Behavior Modification
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