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Intimate partner violence and preschoolers' explicit memory functioning.
J Fam Psychol. 2008 Jun; 22(3):420-428.JF

Abstract

This research examines whether parents' intimate partner physical violence (IPV) relates to their preschoolers' explicit memory functioning, whether children's symptoms of hyperarousal mediate this relation, and whether mothers' positive parenting moderates this relation. Participants were 69 mothers and their 4- or 5-year-old child (34 girls). Mothers completed measures of IPV, children's hyperarousal symptoms, parent-child aggression, and positive parenting. Measures of explicit memory functioning were administered to preschoolers. As expected, IPV correlated negatively with preschoolers' performance on explicit memory tasks, even after controlling for parent-child aggression and demographic variables related to preschoolers' memory functioning. Preschoolers' hyperarousal symptoms did not mediate the relation between IPV and explicit memory functioning, but mothers' positive parenting moderated this relation. Specifically, the negative relation between IPV and preschoolers' performance on 2 of the 3 explicit memory tasks was weaker when mothers engaged in higher levels of positive parenting. These findings extend research on IPV and children's adjustment difficulties to explicit memory functioning in preschoolers and suggest that mothers can ameliorate the influence of IPV on preschoolers' memory functioning via their parenting.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University.Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University.Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University.Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University.Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University.Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18540770

Citation

Jouriles, Ernest N., et al. "Intimate Partner Violence and Preschoolers' Explicit Memory Functioning." Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), vol. 22, no. 3, 2008, pp. 420-428.
Jouriles EN, Brown AS, McDonald R, et al. Intimate partner violence and preschoolers' explicit memory functioning. J Fam Psychol. 2008;22(3):420-428.
Jouriles, E. N., Brown, A. S., McDonald, R., Rosenfield, D., Leahy, M. M., & Silver, C. (2008). Intimate partner violence and preschoolers' explicit memory functioning. Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), 22(3), 420-428. https://doi.org/10.1037/0893-3200.22.3.420
Jouriles EN, et al. Intimate Partner Violence and Preschoolers' Explicit Memory Functioning. J Fam Psychol. 2008;22(3):420-428. PubMed PMID: 18540770.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Intimate partner violence and preschoolers' explicit memory functioning. AU - Jouriles,Ernest N, AU - Brown,Alan S, AU - McDonald,Renee, AU - Rosenfield,David, AU - Leahy,Matthew M, AU - Silver,Cheryl, PY - 2008/6/11/pubmed PY - 2008/8/22/medline PY - 2008/6/11/entrez SP - 420 EP - 428 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 - 22 IS - 3 N2 - This research examines whether parents' intimate partner physical violence (IPV) relates to their preschoolers' explicit memory functioning, whether children's symptoms of hyperarousal mediate this relation, and whether mothers' positive parenting moderates this relation. Participants were 69 mothers and their 4- or 5-year-old child (34 girls). Mothers completed measures of IPV, children's hyperarousal symptoms, parent-child aggression, and positive parenting. Measures of explicit memory functioning were administered to preschoolers. As expected, IPV correlated negatively with preschoolers' performance on explicit memory tasks, even after controlling for parent-child aggression and demographic variables related to preschoolers' memory functioning. Preschoolers' hyperarousal symptoms did not mediate the relation between IPV and explicit memory functioning, but mothers' positive parenting moderated this relation. Specifically, the negative relation between IPV and preschoolers' performance on 2 of the 3 explicit memory tasks was weaker when mothers engaged in higher levels of positive parenting. These findings extend research on IPV and children's adjustment difficulties to explicit memory functioning in preschoolers and suggest that mothers can ameliorate the influence of IPV on preschoolers' memory functioning via their parenting. SN - 0893-3200 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18540770/Intimate_partner_violence_and_preschoolers'_explicit_memory_functioning_ L2 - http://content.apa.org/journals/fam/22/3/420 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -