ERIC Number: EJ733762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Relation of Positive and Negative Parenting to Children's Depressive Symptoms
Dallaire, Danielle H.; Pineda, Ashley Q.; Cole, David A.; Ciesla, Jeffrey A.; Jacquez, Farrah; LaGrange, Beth; Bruce, Alanna E.
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, v35 n2 p313-322 2006
This study examined the combined and cumulative effects of supportive-positive and harsh-negative parenting behaviors on children's depressive symptoms. A diverse sample of 515 male and female elementary and middle school students (ages 7 to 11) and their parents provided reports of the children's depressive symptoms. Parents provided self-reports of supportive-positive and harsh-negative parenting behaviors. Structural equation modeling indicated that supportive-positive and harsh-negative parenting behaviors were nearly orthogonal dimensions of parenting and both related to children's depressive symptoms. Supportive-positive parenting behaviors did not moderate the relation between harsh-negative parenting behaviors and children's depressive symptoms. Results have implications for family intervention and preventions strategies.
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Structural Equation Models, Depression (Psychology), Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Styles, Parent Attitudes, Negative Attitudes, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Positive Reinforcement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
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