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dc.titleTalk it Through: Children's Language Skill as a Mediator between Intrusive Parenting and Children's Externalizing Behavior Problems
dc.contributor.authorZHOU YU QI
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-31T18:01:08Z
dc.date.available2014-07-31T18:01:08Z
dc.date.issued2014-01-15
dc.identifier.citationZHOU 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.
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/78948
dc.description.abstractIntrusive 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.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectintrusive parenting, language, externalizing, vocabulary, speech, mediation
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentPSYCHOLOGY
dc.contributor.supervisorHONG YEE SHIUN, RYAN
dc.description.degreePh.D
dc.description.degreeconferredDOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
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