Associations Between Perceived Material Deprivation, Parents' Discipline Practices, and Children's Behavior Problems: An International Perspective.
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This study investigated the association between perceived material deprivation, children's behavior problems, and parents' disciplinary practices. The sample included 1,418 8- to 12-year-old children and their parents in China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States. Multilevel mixed- and fixed-effects regression models found that, even when income remained stable, perceived material deprivation was associated with children's externalizing behavior problems and parents' psychological aggression. Parents' disciplinary practices mediated a small share of the association between perceived material deprivation and children's behavior problems. There were no differences in these associations between mothers and fathers or between high- and low- and middle-income countries. These results suggest that material deprivation likely influences children's outcomes at any income level.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1111/cdev.13151
Publication InfoLansford, Jennifer; Dodge, Kenneth; Schenck-Fontaine, Anika; Skinner, Ann T; Deater-Deckard, Kirby; Di Giunta, Laura; ... Chang, Lei (2018). Associations Between Perceived Material Deprivation, Parents' Discipline Practices, and Children's Behavior Problems: An International Perspective. Child development. 10.1111/cdev.13151. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/17613.
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Pritzker Professor of Early Learning Policy Studies
Kenneth A. Dodge is the Pritzker Professor of Early Learning Policy Studies and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. He is also the founding and past director of the Center for Child and Family Policy. He is a leading scholar in the development and prevention of aggressive and violent behaviors. His work provides a model for understanding how some young children grow up to engage in aggression and violence and
Research Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Jennifer Lansford's research focuses on the development of aggression and other behavior problems in youth, with an emphasis on how family and peer contexts contribute to or protect against these outcomes. She examines how experiences with parents (e.g., physical abuse, discipline, divorce) and peers (e.g., rejection, friendships) affect the development of children's behavior problems, how influence operates in adolescent peer groups, and how cultural contexts moderate links between parenting an
Research Assistant, Ph D Student
Dissertation/Policy Interests: Financial stress, poverty, parenting behavior Curriculum Vitae Areas of Interest: Parenting behaviorFamily violenceIncome poverty, material hardship, and financial stressCommunity-level economic conditionsSocial safety net policyCross-country comparison<st
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