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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166081
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Maternal Characteristics Related To Behavior In 2- And 3-Year-old Children
Author(s):
Preski, Sally
Author Details:
Sally Preski, PhD, Associate Professor, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, email: spreski@falcon.tamucc.edu
Abstract:
The purpose of this research (Phase 2) was to further explore the data from a study of child behavior problems in high socioeconomic status (SES) families with 2- to 3- year -old children (N=131). In Phase 1, the following question was tested within 3 path analysis models: What is the relative contribution of (a) the accuracy of the mother's knowledge of child development, versus (b) the in security of her attachment to the child's father, to (c) her child's behavior problems - while controlling for family (SES), maternal education, parity, and social desirability by included them in the models? In the current data analysis (Phase 2), a new variable, maternal depression, was added to the existing variables, and the models were tested with different configurations of the variables. Using modification indices from the LISREL 7 program in SPSS-X with theoretical considerations from Bowlby's Attachment Theory, a new model was generated. The new model with seven variables, (a) the accuracy of maternal knowledge of child development, (b) insecurity of maternal attachment to the child's father (c) maternal depression, (d) education, (e) social desirability, (f) family (SES), and (g) child behavior problems, was the best fit to the data. The chi-square, (2(11, N = 131) = 16.52, supported the model. As also demonstrated in Phase 1, more accurate maternal knowledge of child development was significantly related to fewer child behavior problems, and insecurity of maternal attachment to the father of the child was not related to child behavior problems. In the Phase 2 model, maternal depression was not significantly related to child behavior problems; however, the mother's depression was strongly related to the insecurity of her attachment to the child's father. The models from Phase 1 and the new model generated in Phase 2 will be tested with a sample of low SES mothers and their 2- to 3-year-old children. This analysis provides an additional model to test the paths along select variables and child behavior problems.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMaternal Characteristics Related To Behavior In 2- And 3-Year-old Childrenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPreski, Sallyen_US
dc.author.detailsSally Preski, PhD, Associate Professor, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, email: spreski@falcon.tamucc.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166081-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research (Phase 2) was to further explore the data from a study of child behavior problems in high socioeconomic status (SES) families with 2- to 3- year -old children (N=131). In Phase 1, the following question was tested within 3 path analysis models: What is the relative contribution of (a) the accuracy of the mother's knowledge of child development, versus (b) the in security of her attachment to the child's father, to (c) her child's behavior problems - while controlling for family (SES), maternal education, parity, and social desirability by included them in the models? In the current data analysis (Phase 2), a new variable, maternal depression, was added to the existing variables, and the models were tested with different configurations of the variables. Using modification indices from the LISREL 7 program in SPSS-X with theoretical considerations from Bowlby's Attachment Theory, a new model was generated. The new model with seven variables, (a) the accuracy of maternal knowledge of child development, (b) insecurity of maternal attachment to the child's father (c) maternal depression, (d) education, (e) social desirability, (f) family (SES), and (g) child behavior problems, was the best fit to the data. The chi-square, (2(11, N = 131) = 16.52, supported the model. As also demonstrated in Phase 1, more accurate maternal knowledge of child development was significantly related to fewer child behavior problems, and insecurity of maternal attachment to the father of the child was not related to child behavior problems. In the Phase 2 model, maternal depression was not significantly related to child behavior problems; however, the mother's depression was strongly related to the insecurity of her attachment to the child's father. The models from Phase 1 and the new model generated in Phase 2 will be tested with a sample of low SES mothers and their 2- to 3-year-old children. This analysis provides an additional model to test the paths along select variables and child behavior problems.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:39:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:39:49Z-
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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