ERIC Number: EJ683262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug-1
Parenting and Children's Externalizing Problems in Substance-Abusing Families
Stanger, Catherine; Dumenci, Levent; Kamon, Jody; Burstein, Marcy
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, v33 n3 p590-600 Aug 2004
This study tested associations in path models among positive and negative parenting and children's rule-breaking behavior, aggressive and oppositional behavior, and attention problems for families with a drug-dependent parent. A structural model tested relations between parenting and children's externalizing problems for 251 families with 399 children between the ages of 6 and 18, controlling for nonindependence of ratings at the family level. The model also tested potential moderators, including child age, gender, and ethnicity (White vs. other), and caregiver gender (families with a female substance-abusing caregiver vs. families with a male substance-abusing caregiver). Results indicated that caregiver ratings of monitoring predicted rule-breaking behavior and use of inconsistent discipline predicted ratings of all 3 externalizing syndromes, after controlling parenting and externalizing problems for the effects of the moderators and after controlling significant relations among types of parenting and types of externalizing problems.
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Substance Abuse, Models, Path Analysis, Behavior Problems, Parent Child Relationship, Age, Gender Differences, Ethnicity
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