Title

The Relationship Between Parental Anger and Behavior Problems in Children and Adolescents

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1999

Keywords

parental trait anger & symptomatology, emotional & behavioral problems, 2–18 yr olds & their parents

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1037/0893-3200.13.2.209

Abstract

Two studies examined the relationship between parental trait anger, parental symptomatology, and children's and adolescents' emotional/behavioral problems. Results of Study 1 suggested that parental trait anger did not serve as a mediator between parental symptoms and children's emotional/behavioral problems. Study 2, however, suggested that parental trait anger did serve as a mediator between parental depression and adolescents' emotional/behavioral problems. For internalizing behaviors, inward anger expression and trait anger were mediators in father–son dyads, and outward anger expression was a mediator in mother–daughter dyads. For externalizing behavior, inward anger expression was a mediator in father–son dyads, and outward anger expression was a mediator in mother–son dyads. These results suggest the importance of examining parental dispositions toward anger in relation to the psychological symptoms family members may experience.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Family Psychology, v. 13, issue 2, p. 209-227

Share

COinS