The association of behavioural adjustment to temperament, parenting and family characteristics among 5-year-old children

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Paterson, Gill and Sanson, Ann 1999. The association of behavioural adjustment to temperament, parenting and family characteristics among 5-year-old children. Social Development. 8 (3), pp. 293 - 309. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9507.00097
AuthorsPaterson, Gill and Sanson, Ann
Abstract

The objective of this study was to identify specific temperament, parenting, and family variables, and their interactions, which predict problem behaviours and social skills in children. The subjects were 74 5–6 year old children (34 boys, 40 girls). Results showed different combinations of variables predicted each behavioural outcome, and the child's ‘goodness of fit’ in the home was a strong predictor of externalising behaviour and social skills. An interaction between temperamental inflexibility and punitive parenting in the development of parent-rated externalising behaviour problems was found. This study highlights the value of using specific indices of temperament, parenting and family functioning and of pursuing interaction effects in the prediction of children's behavioural development.

Year1999
JournalSocial Development
Journal citation8 (3), pp. 293 - 309
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN0961-205X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9507.00097
Scopus EID2-s2.0-0040629842
Page range293 - 309
Research GroupSchool of Philosophy
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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