Publication
Title
The influence of mothers' and fathers' parenting stress and depressive symptoms on own and partner's parent-child communication
Author
Abstract
This study examines how parenting stress and depressive symptoms experienced by mothers and fathers influence their own (actor effects) and the partners (partner effects) parentchild communication. Based on the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model, data from 196 families were analyzed, with both parents rating their parenting stress and depressive feelings, and parents as well as children rating the open parentchild communication. Actor effects were found between parenting stress and open parentchild communication, whereas partner effects were prominent between depressive symptoms and open parentchild communication. The results provide no evidence for gender differences in the strength of the pathways to open parentchild communication. Our findings demonstrate the need to include both parents in studies on parentchild communication to enhance our understanding of the mutual influence among family members.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Family process: a multidisciplinary journal of family study research and treatment. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2013
ISSN
0014-7370 [print]
1545-5300 [online]
Volume/pages
52:2(2013), p. 312-324
ISI
000209287000012
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 10.07.2013
Last edited 14.07.2017
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