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The Relations Among Mothers' Personality, Parenting Behaviors, and Children's Regulation, Sympathy, and Prosocial Behavior

Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine whether maternal personality (i.e., Agreeableness and Conscientiousness) predicted maternal positive parenting (i.e., warmth/sensitivity and structure), and whether maternal parenting predicted children's regulation and sympathy and/or prosocial behavior. Additionally, the mediated effect of maternal warmth/sensitivity on the relation between maternal Agreeableness and children's regulation and the mediated effect of maternal structure on the relation between maternal Agreeableness and children's observed sympathy/prosocial behavior were investigated. Maternal personality was measured when children (N = 256 at Time 1) were 18 months old; maternal parenting was assessed when children were ... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Edwards, Alison (Author) / Eisenberg, Nancy (Advisor) / Spinrad, Tracy L. (Advisor) / Lemery-Chalfant, Kathryn (Committee member) / Bradley, Robert A. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Developmental psychology / parenting / personality / prosocial / regulation / sympathy
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 171 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Psychology 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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