Parenting practices of mothers of children with ADHD: The role of maternal and child factors

McLaughlin, Deirdre P. and Harrison, Christine A. (2006) Parenting practices of mothers of children with ADHD: The role of maternal and child factors. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 11 2: 82-88. doi:10.1111/j.1475-3588.2005.00382.x

Author McLaughlin, Deirdre P.
Harrison, Christine A.
Title Parenting practices of mothers of children with ADHD: The role of maternal and child factors
Journal name Child and Adolescent Mental Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1475-357X
Publication date 2006-05-01
Year available 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1475-3588.2005.00382.x
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 11
Issue 2
Start page 82
End page 88
Total pages 7
Place of publication Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Blackwell
Language eng
Subject 1701 Psychology
Formatted abstract
We examined the relationships among child behavioural and demographic characteristics and parent characteristics in understanding the effectiveness of parenting practices used by mothers of children diagnosed with ADHD.
One hundred and fifty Australian mothers of children diagnosed with ADHD were interviewed and asked to assess the severity of their child's disruptive behaviour, their own parenting sense of competence, perceptions of social isolation and parenting practices. The hypothesis was that severity of child disruptive behaviour, higher child age, 'only' child status, lower parental sense of competence and greater social isolation would be associated with the use of less effective parenting practices.
The regression analysis indicated that the combination of these variables was significantly associated with parenting practices, accounting for 32% of the variance. Unique contributions were evident for severity of overall behavioural disturbance and parental sense of competence.
Theoretical and clinical implications are discussed together with methodological limitations of the study.
© 2005 Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Keyword Parenting practices
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes Published Online: 21 Nov 2005

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