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Emotion regulation as a mediator of associations between mother-child attachment and peer relationships in middle childhood.
J Fam Psychol. 2000 Mar; 14(1):111-24.JF

Abstract

Although a link between attachment and peer relationships has been established, the mechanisms that account for this link have not been identified. The 1st goal of this study was to test emotion regulation as a mediator of this link in middle childhood. The 2nd goal was to examine how different aspects of emotion regulation relate to peer competence. Fifth graders completed self-report and semiprojective measures to index mother-child attachment, mothers reported on children's emotionality and coping strategies, and teachers reported on children's peer competence. Constructive coping was related to both attachment and peer competence, and mediated the association between attachment and peer competence, suggesting that emotion regulation is one of the mechanisms accounting for attachment-peer links. Constructive coping was more strongly associated with peer competence for children high on negative emotionality than for children low on negative emotionality.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Ohio 44242, USA. jcontrer@kent.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10740686

Citation

Contreras, J M., et al. "Emotion Regulation as a Mediator of Associations Between Mother-child Attachment and Peer Relationships in Middle Childhood." Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), vol. 14, no. 1, 2000, pp. 111-24.
Contreras JM, Kerns KA, Weimer BL, et al. Emotion regulation as a mediator of associations between mother-child attachment and peer relationships in middle childhood. J Fam Psychol. 2000;14(1):111-24.
Contreras, J. M., Kerns, K. A., Weimer, B. L., Gentzler, A. L., & Tomich, P. L. (2000). Emotion regulation as a mediator of associations between mother-child attachment and peer relationships in middle childhood. Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), 14(1), 111-24.
Contreras JM, et al. Emotion Regulation as a Mediator of Associations Between Mother-child Attachment and Peer Relationships in Middle Childhood. J Fam Psychol. 2000;14(1):111-24. PubMed PMID: 10740686.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Emotion regulation as a mediator of associations between mother-child attachment and peer relationships in middle childhood. AU - Contreras,J M, AU - Kerns,K A, AU - Weimer,B L, AU - Gentzler,A L, AU - Tomich,P L, PY - 2000/3/31/pubmed PY - 2000/4/25/medline PY - 2000/3/31/entrez SP - 111 EP - 24 JF - Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) JO - J Fam Psychol VL - 14 IS - 1 N2 - Although a link between attachment and peer relationships has been established, the mechanisms that account for this link have not been identified. The 1st goal of this study was to test emotion regulation as a mediator of this link in middle childhood. The 2nd goal was to examine how different aspects of emotion regulation relate to peer competence. Fifth graders completed self-report and semiprojective measures to index mother-child attachment, mothers reported on children's emotionality and coping strategies, and teachers reported on children's peer competence. Constructive coping was related to both attachment and peer competence, and mediated the association between attachment and peer competence, suggesting that emotion regulation is one of the mechanisms accounting for attachment-peer links. Constructive coping was more strongly associated with peer competence for children high on negative emotionality than for children low on negative emotionality. SN - 0893-3200 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10740686/Emotion_regulation_as_a_mediator_of_associations_between_mother_child_attachment_and_peer_relationships_in_middle_childhood_ L2 - http://content.apa.org/journals/fam/14/1/111 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -