To describe maternal discipline of children in at-risk families and to determine factors associated with disciplinary practices.
At-risk families in North Carolina followed up in a longitudinal study of child maltreatment.
Maternal caregivers of 7-to 9-year-old children with factors at birth that placed them at risk.
A total of 186 maternal caregivers were interviewed.
A measure, based on coding parental responses, was used to assess disciplinary practices for 5 different misbehaviors.
Limit setting was the most commonly used disciplinary practice for 4 of 5 misbehaviors, with 63% of mothers reporting that this method generally worked best.
Spanking was more likely used as a secondary response for each misbehavior, when the primary one had not succeeded.
Conversely, teaching or verbal assertion was always less likely as a secondary response.
Teaching or verbal assertion was used more commonly for lying than for any other misbehavior, limit setting for disobeying, spanking for stealing, and spanking with an object for being disrespectful.
Regression modeling for the 4 most common disciplinary practices showed (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Caroline du Nord, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Enfant, Homme, Santé, Etude cohorte, Etude longitudinale, Victimologie, Soin, Discipline, Parent
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : North Carolina, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Child, Human, Health, Cohort study, Follow up study, Victimology, Care, Discipline, Parent
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0490368
Code Inist : 002B18F02. Création : 22/03/2000.