The relationship of maternal characteristics and perceptions of children to children's emotional and behavioral problems
Abbreviated Journal Title
Child Fam. Behav. Ther.
mothers; psychological symptoms; parenting stress; perceptions; children's behavior problems; DEPRESSED MOTHERS; RATINGS; STRESS; ADOLESCENTS; INFORMATION; CHILDHOOD; PARENTS; BIAS; Psychology, Clinical; Family Studies
This study examined the relationships among maternal depressive symptoms, parenting stress, perceptions of children, and ratings of children's behavioral problems. Forty-six mothers (mean age = 31.07 years) provided ratings of these variables. Mothers were diverse in their cultural backgrounds and marital status but had a high level of educational achievement on average. Regression analyses Supported the hypothesis that mothers' negative perceptions of their children mediate the relationship between maternal characteristics and maternal ratings of children's behavioral problems. Further, mothers' positive perceptions served as a moderator in the relationship between maternal depressive symptoms and maternal ratings of children's externalizing behavioral problems. The results of this study suggest that mothers' perceptions, rather than their characteristics, are related directly to ratings 4, children's behavioral problems, Given these findings,, interventions should, target mothers' perceptions of their children in addition to mothers' psycliological symptoms and children's emotional and behavioral problems.
Child & Family Behavior Therapy
"The relationship of maternal characteristics and perceptions of children to children's emotional and behavioral problems" (2007). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 7570.