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Dougherty, Lea R.; Klein, Daniel N.; Olino, Thomas M.; Dyson, Margaret; Rose, Suzanne – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2009
Background: Elevated morning cortisol is a prospective predictor of major depression and may serve as a vulnerability marker. We examined the relation between morning cortisol and two prominent risk factors for depression in preschool-aged children: maternal depression and child temperament. We also explored whether maternal depression during the…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Metabolism, Correlation, Parent Influence
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Trapolini, T.; Ungerer, J. A.; McMahon, C. A. – British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2007
This longitudinal study aimed to investigate the impact of chronic and transient maternal depression on children's attachment representations at 4 years of age measured with the Attachment Story Completion Task (Bretherton, Ridgeway, & Cassidy, 1990). The impact of concurrent maternal depressive symptoms was also considered. A secondary aim was to…
Descriptors: Aggression, Attachment Behavior, Depression (Psychology), Emotional Development
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Van Batenburg-Eddes, T.; Brion, M. J.; Henrichs, J.; Jaddoe, V. W. V.; Hofman, A.; Verhulst, F. C.; Lawlor, D. A.; Smith, G. Davey; Tiemeier, H. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2013
Background: Maternal depression and anxiety during pregnancy have been associated with offspring-attention deficit problems. Aim: We explored possible intrauterine effects by comparing maternal and paternal symptoms during pregnancy, by investigating cross-cohort consistency, and by investigating whether parental symptoms in early childhood may…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Mothers
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Orri, Massimiliano; Girard, Lisa-Christine; Pingault, Jean-Baptiste; Rouquette, Alexandra; Herba, Catherine; Falissard, Bruno; Côté, Sylvana M.; Berthoz, Sylvie – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Children's early emotional environment strongly influences their later behavioural development. Yet, besides maternal depression, limited knowledge exists about the effect of other emotions and the role of fathers. Using 290 triads (mother/father/child), we investigated how positive (SEEKING, CARING, PLAYFULNESS) and negative (FEAR, ANGER,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Parenting Styles, Child Behavior, Parent Child Relationship
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Vando, Jessica; Rhule-Louie, Dana M.; McMahon, Robert J.; Spieker, Susan J. – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2008
We examined the extent to which infant attachment status is directly related to child conduct problems 6 years later, and assessed the potential mediating roles of hostile parenting and maternal depression. The sample included 84 adolescent mothers and their children (45 girls, 39 boys). Infant attachment status was assessed using the Strange…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Mothers, Child Rearing, Infants
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Bailey, Donald B., Jr.; Golden, Robert N.; Roberts, Jane; Ford, Amy – Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 2007
Maternal depression in families having a child with a disability has been the subject of considerable research over the past 25 years. This review was designed to describe the literature on maternal depression, critique its research methodology, identify consensus findings across studies, and make recommendations for future research. A particular…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Mothers, Research Methodology, Developmental Disabilities
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Harvey, Elizabeth A.; Metcalfe, Lindsay A.; Herbert, Sharonne D.; Fanton, John H. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2011
Objective: The present study examined the role of family experiences in the early development and maintenance of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) symptoms in preschool-age children with behavior problems. Method: Participants were 199 3-year-old children with behavior problems who took part in 4 annual child and family assessments. Results:…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Behavior Problems, Family Income, Conflict
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Aisenberg, Eugene; Trickett, Penelope K.; Mennen, Ferol E.; Saltzman, William; Zayas, Luis H. – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2007
This study examines the psychological and behavioral effects of exposure to community violence of 47 Latino mothers and their young adolescent children. Using data gathered from multiple sources, this study tests the associations between lifetime exposure to community violence, maternal depression, and child behavior problems. More than 80% of the…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Mothers
Smith, Sheila; Granja, Maribel; Ekono, Mercedes; Robbins, Taylor; Nagarur, Mahathi – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2017
As states work to strengthen supports for young children's mental health, often with the goal of reducing the incidence of costly conditions at later ages, they face the question of how to finance new or expanded services. This brief examines states' use of Medicaid as a key source of funding for early childhood mental health (ECMH) services. It…
Descriptors: Social Services, Financial Support, Young Children, Mental Health
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Jones, Leah; Hastings, Richard Patrick; Totsika, Vasiliki; Keane, Lisa; Rhule, Neisha – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2014
Few research studies have explored how the level of a child's behavior problems leads to psychological distress in parents of children with autism. The authors explored whether psychological acceptance and mindfulness mediated this relationship between child behavior and parental distress. Seventy-one mothers and 39 fathers of children with…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Parents, Well Being
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Arellano, Paula A. Errazuriz; Harvey, Elizabeth A.; Thakar, Dhara A. – Family Relations, 2012
This longitudinal study examined whether mothers' depressive symptomatology predicted parenting practices in a sample of 199 mothers of 3-year-old children with behavior problems who were assessed yearly until age 6. Higher maternal depressive symptoms were associated with higher overreactivity and laxness and lower warmth when children were 6…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Mothers, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing
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Ammerman, Robert T.; Shenk, Chad E.; Teeters, Angelique R.; Noll, Jennie G.; Putnam, Frank W.; Van Ginkel, Judith B. – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2012
Research has documented the deleterious effects of maternal depression and childhood trauma on parenting and child development. There are high rates of both depression and childhood trauma in new mothers participating in home visitation programs, a prevention approach designed to optimize mother and child outcomes. Little is known about the…
Descriptors: Low Income, Mothers, Home Visits, Child Rearing
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Arteche, Adriane; Murray, Lynne – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2011
Children's perceptions of family relationship are related to their later emotional and social adjustment. This is of particular relevance in the context of family stressors such as maternal affective disorder. This study investigated the effects of maternal postnatal depression and anxiety on children's family representations. In our sample of…
Descriptors: Mothers, Conflict, Psychopathology, Parent Child Relationship
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Gloggler, Bettina; Pauli-Pott, Ursula – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2008
In the study presented, the development of different fear regulation behaviors and their associations with preceding maternal sensitivity and depression is addressed. A sample of 64 mother-child pairs was examined at the children's ages of 4, 12, and 30 months. Four-month negative reactivity and 12- and 30- month behavioral inhibition and fear…
Descriptors: Inhibition, Parent Child Relationship, Toddlers, Mothers
McFarlane, Elizabeth; Crowne, Sarah Shea; Burrell, Lori; Duggan, Anne – ZERO TO THREE, 2014
Maternal depression influences home visiting engagement and outcomes. This article describes research which found that depressed mothers may be more likely to enroll in home visiting but are less likely to participate as long or as frequently as intended by programs. The authors found evidence of moderation (i.e., changes in the direction and…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Depression (Psychology), Mothers, Outcomes of Treatment
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