Title

Child Routines Moderate Daily Hassles and Children's Psychological Adjustment

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Department

Psychology

Abstract

This study examined child routines as a moderator of the relation between children's daily hassles and internalizing and externalizing behavior problems. School and community children (n = 131) ages 8 through 12 reported on daily hassles, and their primary caregives reported on child routines and behavior problems. Moderated multiple regression indicated significant main effects for child routines. A significant interaction was found between children's daily hassles and child routines for the internalizing mode, but not for the externalizing model. Children reporting more daily hassles had fewer internalizing behaviours when they also had more frequent child routines.

Publication Title

Children's Health Care

Volume

41

Issue

2

First Page

129

Last Page

144