This study extends the determinants of parenting model to adolescent mothers by examining how adolescent mother-grandmother psychological conflict and perceptions of infant fussiness from birth through age 2 years relate to children's problem behaviors at age 7. Participants were 181 adolescent mother, child, and grandmother triads living in multigenerational households and recruited at delivery. Psychological conflict was characterized by two stable trajectories. In multivariate models that included maternal depression, both psychological conflict and perceptions of infant fussiness predicted externalizing behavior at age 7. Perceptions of infant fussiness, but not psychological conflict, predicted internalizing behavior at age 7.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology|
|State||Published - May 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Clinical Psychology