Mothers' Perceptions of Young Children, Parenting, and Young Children's Behavior Problems
Abbreviated Journal Title
Child Fam. Behav. Ther.
behavior problems; mothers; parenting; perceptions; young children; SOCIOECONOMIC-STATUS; RISK; PRESCHOOLERS; ADOLESCENTS; TODDLERS; MEDIATOR; MODEL; Psychology, Clinical; Family Studies
Historically, research demonstrates that mothers' attitudes and characteristics of their parenting are intertwined. More recently, mothers' perceptions of their children are becoming a new focus of interest. To further understand the relationships among mothers' perceptions of their young children, their parenting behaviors, and their ratings of their young children's behavior problems, this study examines the ratings of a diverse group of mothers who have young children. Correlational results of this study demonstrate that these variables are related in the anticipated directions. Further, results of regression analyses suggest that mothers' positive and negative perceptions of their young children and their use of limit setting are important in predicting children's behavior problems. These findings suggest that interventions focusing on changing mothers' perceptions of their young children as well as their parenting behaviors may be related to decreases in young children's behavior problems.
Child & Family Behavior Therapy
"Mothers' Perceptions of Young Children, Parenting, and Young Children's Behavior Problems" (2011). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 1814.