Parent and Child Stress and Symptoms: An Integrative Analysis
Family Relations, Life Experiences, Parental Attitudes, Stress, Symptoms, Parents, Stress Reactions
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This study assessed major and daily stressful life events and psychological symptoms in a sample of young adolescents and their parents. The relation between major life events and symptoms was mediated by daily stressors for parents and their young adolescent children. Children's emotional and behavioral problems were associated with fathers' psychological symptoms but not with mothers' symptoms. Both mothers' and fathers' symptoms were associated with their sons' daily stressors, but girls' daily stressors were related only to their mothers' symptoms. Mothers' symptoms were associated with their husbands' daily hassles in families of young adolescent boys, and both parents' symptoms were associated with their spouses' hassles in families of adolescent girls. Highlights the importance of studying stress processes between individuals.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Developmental Psychology, v. 25, issue 4, p. 550-559
Scholar Commons Citation
Compas, Bruce E.; Howell, David C.; Phares, Vicky; Williams, Rebecca A.; and Ledoux, Normand, "Parent and Child Stress and Symptoms: An Integrative Analysis" (1989). Psychology Faculty Publications. 955.