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Title: Talk it Through: Children's Language Skill as a Mediator between Intrusive Parenting and Children's Externalizing Behavior Problems
Authors: ZHOU YU QI
Keywords: intrusive parenting, language, externalizing, vocabulary, speech, mediation
Issue Date: 15-Jan-2014
Source: ZHOU YU QI (2014-01-15). Talk it Through: Children's Language Skill as a Mediator between Intrusive Parenting and Children's Externalizing Behavior Problems. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Intrusive parenting has been associated with children's behavioral problems, but the process has not been fully understood. This dissertation investigated how children's language skills serve as mediators between intrusive parenting and children's externalizing behavior problem. In Study 1, 264 children and their parents were assessed for parental behavior, children's behavioral adjustments and children's language skills. Results showed that children's language skills mediated the effect of intrusive parenting on children's adjustment problems. In Study 2, 22 children of age similar to those in Study 1 were randomly assigned to interact with either an interruptive or a neutral experimenter. Children interacted with an interruptive experimenter produced more speech errors in their later story-telling activity. These results showed that the association between intrusive parenting and children's behavioral problems can be explained by variation in children's language skills. Implication for understanding the role language plays in children's socio-emotional adjustment is discussed.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/78948
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