Maternal socialization of emotion : child, maternal, and relational factors

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Caitlin Elizabeth Stone (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Susan Calkins

Abstract: "Previous research has implicated maternal emotion socialization as an important predictor of children's future social competence and behavior. However, the factors related to emotion socialization strategies have yet to be explored. This study examined the relative contribution of child temperament, maternal parenting stress and psychopathology, and the mother-child relationship as factors related to dimensions of non-supportive and supportive emotion socialization practices of mothers of 4-year-old children. Results indicated that maternal psychopathology, maternal parenting stress, and a positive mother-child relationship were related to non-supportive emotion socialization practices. In addition, a negative mother-child relationship mediated the relationship between child frustration distress and non-supportive emotion socialization. Exploratory analyses examined the possibility that mothers may fall into groups based on their patterns of emotion socialization."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

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Language: English
Date: 2005
maternal emotion socialization, predictor, children, future social competence, behavior, socialization, temperament, maternal parenting stress, psychopathology,
Mother and child--Psychological aspects
Emotions in children

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