Title: Child personality and parental behavior as moderators of problem behavior: Variable- and person-centered approaches
Authors: Van Leeuwen, Karla ×
Mervielde, I
Braet, C
Bosmans, Guy #
Issue Date: Nov-2004
Publisher: Amer psychological assoc
Series Title: Developmental psychology vol:40 issue:6 pages:1028-1046
Abstract: Parenting x Child Personality interactions in predicting child externalizing and internalizing behavior were investigated in a variable-centered study and a person-centered study. The variable-centered study used data from a 3-year longitudinal study of 600 children 7 to 15 years old at Time 1 and 512 children 10 to 18 years old at Time 2. Parents rated child personality (five factor model), negative control, positive parenting, and child problem behavior, whereas children rated parental behavior. Hierarchical moderated regression analyses showed significant Parenting x Child Personality (benevolence and conscientiousness) interactions, principally for externalizing behavior. The interactions were largely replicable across informants and across time. The person-centered study, which classified participants into 3 types, showed that negative parental control was more related to externalizing behavior for undercontrollers than for resilients. Negative parental control enhanced internalizing behavior for overcontrollers.
ISSN: 0012-1649
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Parenting and Special Education
Onderzoeksgroep hogere cognitie en individuele verschillen (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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