Title: Parenting, family contexts, and personality characteristics in youngsters with VCFS
Authors: Prinzie, Peter ×
Swillen, Ann
Maes, Beatrijs
Onghena, Patrick
Vogels, Annick
Van Hooste, Ann
Devriendt, Koenraad
Van Lieshout, C F M
Fryns, Jean-Pierre #
Issue Date: Aug-2004
Publisher: Edition médicine et hygiène
Series Title: Genetic Counseling vol:15 issue:2 pages:141-157
Abstract: Parenting, family contexts, and personality characteristics in youngsters with VCFS: The personality profiles for 48 youths with Velo-Cardio-Facial syndrome (VCFS) were described using the California Child Q-Set (CCQ). Associations between personality characteristics and parenting (i.e., Control and Warmth vs. Anger) and family contexts (i.e., Experienced Family Stress, Marital Conflict and Parental Consistency) were investigated. Personality characteristics were found to be related to parenting (in particular, Parental Warmth vs. Anger) but not to family contexts. Parents who reported more Parental Warmth (and less Anger) in interactions had children with higher Agreeableness, Conscientiousness and Emotional Stability and with lower Irritability and Dependency. Parental Control was positively related to children's Dependency and negatively to children's Conscientiousness. Compared to fathers, mothers exerted more Control. Differences in parenting and family contexts were related to the mode of inheritance but not to IQ, age, gender, and cardiac defects. Families in which a familial deletion occurred reported higher levels of Marital Conflict and lower Warmth in the parent-child interactions.
ISSN: 1015-8146
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Parenting and Special Education
Clinical Genetics Section (-)
Methodology of Educational Sciences
Research Group for Adapted Physical Activity and Psychomotor Rehabilitation
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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