Do children's perceptions and attributions mediate the effects of mothers' child-rearing actions?
SourceJournal of Family Psychology, 13, 4, (1999), pp. 508-522
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SW OZ BSI OGG
Journal of Family Psychology
Children's perception of maternal methods and goals is in moderate agreement with the mothers' reported used of these methods and goals, according to research into the extent to which a child's perceptions of the mother's goals function as a mediating link between maternal behaviours and child outcomes. There was found to be a positive correlation between the nature of the child's internal processing and self-regulation on a shared task. Taking account of the child's processing of parental actions makes a substantial contribution to the debate about the effects of parental disciplinary methods on developmental outcomes.
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