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Children's Appraisals as a Mediating Factor in the Relation between Interparental Conflict and Child Adjustment


Abstract This study examined the mediating role of children's self-reported appraisals in the relation between interparental conflict intensity and child adjustment. Both parent-reported and child-reported conflict intensity were used as predictor variables. Findings suggested that children's total appraisals mediated the relationship between child-reported conflict intensity and all four outcome variables (conduct disorder, depression, anxiety, and total adjustment). Additionally, children's appraisals of negative evaluation by others mediated the relationship between child-reported conflict intensity and depression, and both rejection and negative evaluation by others mediated the relationship between child-reported conflict intensity ... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Beard, Rachelle Claire (Author) / Miller, Paul A (Advisor) / Caterino, Linda C (Advisor) / Nakagawa, Kathryn (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational psychology / Psychology / Child Adjustment / Child Appraisals / Interparental Conflict
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 156 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Educational Psychology 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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