The relationship of interparental conflict and global marital adjustment to aggression, anxiety, and immaturity in aggressive and nonclinic children

Dadds M.R. and Powell M.B. (1991) The relationship of interparental conflict and global marital adjustment to aggression, anxiety, and immaturity in aggressive and nonclinic children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 19 5: 553-567. doi:10.1007/BF00925820


Author Dadds M.R.
Powell M.B.
Title The relationship of interparental conflict and global marital adjustment to aggression, anxiety, and immaturity in aggressive and nonclinic children
Journal name Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0091-0627
Publication date 1991-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00925820
Volume 19
Issue 5
Start page 553
End page 567
Total pages 15
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Subject 3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
3203 Clinical Psychology
3200 Psychology
Abstract Although there is agreement that marital problems are associated either directly or indirectly with particular child behavior problems, there is disagreement about the types of marital conflict associated with these problems and the differential effects on boys and girls in clinic and nonclinic samples. We examined the relationships among mothers' ratings of marital adjustment, parenting disagreements, and three child problem factors (aggression, anxiety, and immaturity) after the child's age and family socioeconomic status were controlled. These relationships were compared with samples of boys and girls (3 to 8 years of age) from clinic and nonclinic populations, revealing that parenting disagreement predicted aggression in all groups and that both marital adjustment and parenting disagreement predicted anxiety in boys. Neither marital variable predicted immaturity. Possible reasons for the results (including methodological limitations of the present data) are discussed.
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