The Role of Parental Factors and Personal Perceptions on Children’s Withdrawn Behavior
This study examined the interrelationship of parental behaviors and withdrawn behaviors in children and adolescents to allow for a more thorough understanding of the risk factors associated with children's withdrawn behavior. The study incorporated both mothers and fathers in its analysis of parental behaviors. Moreover, it utilized a dyadic statistical approach to allow for a family-level analysis of parental maladaptive behavior and children’s withdrawn behavior. A total of 72 family units were included in this study based on checklists completed by 138 parents about themselves and their children. Results showed no difference in mothers’ and fathers’ ratings of children’s withdrawn behaviors; however, there were differences between which parent’s maladaptive behaviors correlated with children’s withdrawn behavior. Moreover, results revealed that parents’ self-reported total maladaptive behaviors only impacted their own ratings of their children’s withdrawn behavior. The clinical and theoretical implications of the results are discussed.
Krupka, Chana Baila, "The Role of Parental Factors and Personal Perceptions on Children’s Withdrawn Behavior" (2020). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI27956032.