Parent Perceptions and Parent-Child Interactions in Clinic-Referred Children: A Preliminary Investigation of the Effects of Maternal Depressive Moods
Maternal Behavior, Depression, Parenting, Child Behavior, Parent-Child Relations
Behavior Research and Therapy
The purpose of the present study was to test a model in which maternal depressive moods were hypothesized to have both a direct effect on parent perceptions of child maladjustment and an indirect effect on child noncompliant behavior through the mother's parenting behavior. Fifty-five mothers and their young clinic-referred children served as Ss. Mothers completed depression and child perception measures and mother-child interactions were observed in the home. A path analysis indicated that the model was a good fit to the data as maternal depression was associated with perceptions of child maladjustment and with parenting behavior which was itself associated with child behavior.
Lautenschlager, G. J.,
Graziano, W. G.
(1986). Parent Perceptions and Parent-Child Interactions in Clinic-Referred Children: A Preliminary Investigation of the Effects of Maternal Depressive Moods. Behavior Research and Therapy, 24(1), 73-75.
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