Marital conflict, negative temperament and problem behaviors of children: A test of stability and variability across time

dc.contributor.advisor Andrew Hochstetler
dc.contributor.author Sween, Molly
dc.contributor.department Sociology
dc.date 2018-08-11T13:40:26.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:26:16Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:26:16Z
dc.date.copyright Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2011
dc.date.embargo 2013-06-05
dc.date.issued 2011-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Drawing on transactional family systems as the guiding theoretical perspective, this research uses the dataset, "National Survey of Family and Households" to assess the ways that marital conflict and negative attributes of children (i.e. negative temperament and problem behaviors) may mutually influence one another over three Waves of data. According to this perspective, the family, similar to other systems or social institutions within society, consists of interrelated subsystems that impact and shape one another across time. As such, I predicted that marital conflict and negative attributes of children mutually influence one another over time which was tested through running cross-lagged structural equation models. Results show that within-wave effects (i.e. reciprocal) are present between marital conflict and negative child temperament in childhood (Wave 1) as well as between marital conflict and problem behaviors in adolescence (Wave 2). This indicates that marital conflict and negative child attributes demonstrate a stronger relationship contemporaneously rather than across time (i.e. no cross-lagged effects were found).</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 1022
dc.identifier.contextkey 2736118
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-1156
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/24350
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Sociology
dc.subject.keywords child temperament
dc.subject.keywords marital conflict
dc.subject.keywords problem behaviors
dc.subject.keywords reciprocal effects
dc.title Marital conflict, negative temperament and problem behaviors of children: A test of stability and variability across time
dc.type article
dc.type.genre dissertation
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thesis.degree.level dissertation
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
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