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    Temperament, parental personality and parenting stress in relation to socio-emotional development at 51 months

    Ortiz Ruiz, R.M. and Barnes, Jacqueline (2019) Temperament, parental personality and parenting stress in relation to socio-emotional development at 51 months. Early Child Development and Care 189 (12), pp. 1978-1991. ISSN 0300-4430.

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    This study examined the relevance of infant temperament, parent personality and parenting stress for children’s socio-emotional development, looking in addition for any differences between mothers and fathers. Participants, from a community sample, were 410 mothers and fathers reporting their personality (NEO Personality Inventory), child temperament in the first (Infant Characteristics Questionnaire) and second (Toddler Behavior Assessment Questionnaire) years, parenting stress to 36 months (Parenting Stress Index Short Form) and child behaviour at 51 months (Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire). Difficult toddler temperament was associated with more externalizing and internalizing problems. Higher paternal extraversion was associated with more prosocial behaviour whereas lower maternal extraversion was associated with more internalizing problems. For both parents, describing a dysfunctional parent-child relationship was related to more externalizing problems and to less prosocial behaviour, for fathers also to more internalizing problems, which associated for mothers with more parental distress.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Parental personality, parental stress, child temperament, externalizing problems, internalizing problems, prosocial behaviour
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Children, Families and Social Issues, Institute for the Study of (Closed)
    Depositing User: Jacqueline Barnes
    Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2018 11:37
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:38


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