Trajectories of parenting and child negative emotionality during infancy and toddlerhood: a longitudinal analysis.

TitleTrajectories of parenting and child negative emotionality during infancy and toddlerhood: a longitudinal analysis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
JournalChild development
Volume82
Issue5
Pagination1661-75
Date Published2011 Sep-Oct
ISSN0009-3920
AbstractThe current longitudinal study examined trajectories of child negative emotionality, parenting efficacy, and overreactive parenting among 382 adoptive families during infancy and toddlerhood. Data were collected from adoptive parents when the children were 9-, 18-, and 27-month-old. Latent growth curve modeling indicated age-related increases in child negative emotionality and overreactive parenting for adoptive fathers and adoptive mothers (AM), and decreases in parent efficacy among AM. Increases in child negative emotionality were also associated with increases in parent overreactivity and decreases in maternal efficacy. Mothers' and fathers' developmental patterns were linked within but not across parenting domains. Limitations and directions for future research are discussed.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2011.01639.x
DOI10.1111/j.1467-8624.2011.01639.x
PubMed Linkhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21883160?dopt=Abstract
Short TitleChild Dev