Date of Award
Master of Science
Child Develop & Family Studies
Kathryn H Howell
Children's adaptive and maladaptive functioing may be influenced by several individual and relational factors, including aspects of the parent-child relationship. Specifically, a parent-child relationship that is characterized by closeness and affection may strengthen adaptive skills, while a parent-child relationship that is high in conflict may contribute to children's externaliziing and internalizing problems. The current study assessed associations between parent and child trauma exposure, aspects of the parent-child relationship, and children's adaptive and maladaptive functioning. Participants included 53 cargivers (Mage = 35.48; SD = 9.95) of children aged 6 to 11 years who were recruited organizations in the MidSouth, United States. Results from multivariate regression modeling indicated that lower parent-child conflict and higher parent-child closeness were associated with higher adaptive skills in children. Additionally, higher parent trauma exposure and higher parent-chil conflict were associated with more externalizing problems in children. These findings highlight the influence of parental factors on youth functioning.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Crossnine, Candice Blair, "Examining Associations Between Trauma, The Parent-Child Relationship, and Children's Functioning during Middle Childhood" (2021). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2194.