Title

A Unified Model Exploring Parenting Practices as Mediators of Marital Conflict and Children's Adjustment

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2013

Department

Psychology

Abstract

We examined positive and negative parenting practices and psychological control as mediators of the relations between constructive and destructive marital conflict and children's internalizing and externalizing problems in a unified model. Married mothers of 121 children between the ages of 6 and 12 completed questionnaires measuring marital conflict, parenting practices, and child adjustment. Analyses revealed significant direct paths from destructive marital conflict to negative parenting practices, psychological control, and both children's internalizing and externalizing behavior. In addition, psychological control was found to partially mediate relations between destructive marital conflict and children's internalizing and externalizing behavior.

Publication Title

CHILD PSYCHIATRY & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Volume

44

Issue

3

First Page

419

Last Page

429