Parenting practices of anxious and nonanxious mothers: A multi-method, multi-informant approach

Kelly Drake, Golda S. Ginsburg

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Anxious and nonanxious mothers were compared on theoretically derived parenting and family environment variables (i.e., overcontrol, warmth, criticism, anxious modeling) using multiple informants and methods. Mother-child dyads completed questionnaires about parenting and were observed during an interactional task. Findings reveal that, after controlling for race and child anxiety, maternal anxiety was associated with less warmth and more anxious modeling based on maternal-report. However, maternal anxiety was not related to any parenting domain based on child-report or independent observer (IO) ratings. Findings are discussed in the context of the impact of maternal anxiety on parenting and suggest that child, rather than maternal, anxiety may have a greater influence on maternal behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-321
Number of pages23
JournalChild and Family Behavior Therapy
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Family environment
  • Maternal anxiety
  • Parenting

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  • Clinical Psychology

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Parenting practices of anxious and nonanxious mothers : A multi-method, multi-informant approach. / Drake, Kelly; Ginsburg, Golda S.

In: Child and Family Behavior Therapy, Vol. 33, No. 4, 2011, p. 299-321.

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