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Parental reactions to children's negative emotions: prospective relations to Chinese children's psychological adjustment.
J Fam Psychol. 2010 Apr; 24(2):135-44.JF

Abstract

The prospective relations between five types of parental reactions to children's negative emotions (PRCNE) and children's psychological adjustment (behavioral problems and social competence) were examined in a two-wave longitudinal study of 425 school-age children in China. Parents (mostly mothers) reported their own PRCNE. Parents, teachers, and children or peers reported on children's adjustment. Parental punitive reactions positively predicted externalizing problems (controlling for baseline), whereas emotion- and problem-focused reactions were negatively related to internalizing problems. Parental minimizing and encouragement of emotion expression were unrelated to adjustment. Concurrent relations were found between PRCNE and parents' authoritative and authoritarian parenting dimensions. However, PRCNE did not uniquely predict adjustment controlling for global parenting dimensions. The findings have implications for cultural adaptation of parent-focused interventions for families of Chinese origin.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-1650, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20438189

Citation

Tao, Annie, et al. "Parental Reactions to Children's Negative Emotions: Prospective Relations to Chinese Children's Psychological Adjustment." Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), vol. 24, no. 2, 2010, pp. 135-44.
Tao A, Zhou Q, Wang Y. Parental reactions to children's negative emotions: prospective relations to Chinese children's psychological adjustment. J Fam Psychol. 2010;24(2):135-44.
Tao, A., Zhou, Q., & Wang, Y. (2010). Parental reactions to children's negative emotions: prospective relations to Chinese children's psychological adjustment. Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), 24(2), 135-44. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0018974
Tao A, Zhou Q, Wang Y. Parental Reactions to Children's Negative Emotions: Prospective Relations to Chinese Children's Psychological Adjustment. J Fam Psychol. 2010;24(2):135-44. PubMed PMID: 20438189.
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