Title: The association between parenting behaviour and somatisation in adolescents explained by physiological responses in adolescents
Authors: Rousseau, Sofie ×
Grietens, Hans
Vanderfaeillie, Johan
Hoppenbrouwers, Karel
Wiersema, Jan R.
Baetens, Imke
Vos, Pieter
Van Leeuwen, Karla #
Issue Date: 23-May-2014
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishers
Series Title: International Journal of Psychophysiology vol:93 pages:261-266
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Abstract: Introduction: This study adds to the knowledge on somatization in adolescents by exploring its relationwith parenting behavior and the mediating/moderating role of physiological responses in adolescents to parenting behavior.
Method: Eighteen adolescents with high and 18 adolescents with low somatization scores and their mothers
completed a discussion task, from which observed parenting behavior scores were derived. Skin conductance
in adolescents was measured before and during the discussion.
Results: For adolescents with high levels of physiological responses, unadaptive parentingwas related to a higher
chance of high somatization scores. For low physiologically responsive adolescents, the relation between parenting behavior and somatization was not significant.
Conclusion: Parenting behavior is not univocally related to somatization in adolescents, but the association depends on physiological responses in adolescents.
ISSN: 0167-8760
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Psychology
LUCAS - Centre for Care Research and Consultancy
Environment and Health - miscellaneous
Parenting and Special Education
× corresponding author
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