Marital aggression and child peer competence: A comparison of three conceptual models

Brent Finger, Rina Das Eiden, Ellen P. Edwards, KEnneth E. Leonard, Lorig Kachadourian

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Abstract

This study examined longitudinal data linking marital aggression with child peer competence in kindergarten. The study compared 3 conceptual models for understanding the relation between marital aggression and child peer competence. Model 1 examines the direct effects of marital aggression, parental alcoholism, and parenting on child peer competence; Model 2 posits that this relation is mediated by child social problem-solving abilities (social information processing theory); whereas Model 3 proposes that the relation is mediated by parental warmth/ sensitivity (spillover theory). Structural equation modeling was most supportive of Models 1 and 3, indicating that parenting behavior, but not social problem solving, partially mediates the relation between marital conflict and child peer competence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-376
Number of pages20
JournalPersonal Relationships
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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Longitudinal Studies
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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Finger, Brent ; Das Eiden, Rina ; Edwards, Ellen P. ; Leonard, KEnneth E. ; Kachadourian, Lorig. / Marital aggression and child peer competence : A comparison of three conceptual models. In: Personal Relationships. 2010 ; Vol. 17, No. 3. pp. 357-376.
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Marital aggression and child peer competence : A comparison of three conceptual models. / Finger, Brent; Das Eiden, Rina; Edwards, Ellen P.; Leonard, KEnneth E.; Kachadourian, Lorig.

In: Personal Relationships, Vol. 17, No. 3, 01.01.2010, p. 357-376.

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