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Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Negative Maternal Regard & Conditional Adoptive Parenting Studies

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The Negative Maternal Regard & Conditional Adoptive Parenting Studies
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This study explored the validity of Negative Maternal Regard and its association with problematic parenting and child longitudinal problem behaviors in a community sample of 585 mother-child dyads. Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) was used to examine the latent connection between the parental psychological operations of negative maternal attitude, negative maternal affect, and negative maternal attributions. Negative Maternal Regard was assessed prior to children's kindergarten year and then its association with problematic parenting behaviors (harsh parenting and limited supportive parenting) and longitudinal child problem behaviors (child internalizing and externalizing behaviors) was investigated. Regression analysis was used to examine whether harsh parenting and supportive behaviors mediated the association between Negative Maternal Regard and longitudinal child internalizing and externalizing behaviors across first, second, and third grades.
EFA results indicated the validity of the Negative Maternal Regard construct by showing a significant latent connection among parental psychological operations of maternal negative attributions, affect, and attitude. Further analysis showed Negative Maternal Regard was significantly related to low levels of supportive parenting behaviors and high levels of harsh parenting behavior, and longitudinal child internalizing and externalizing behaviors across first, second, and third grades. Limited supportive parenting and harsh parenting were also found to significantly predict longitudinal child internalizing and externalizing behaviors across first, second, and third grades. Furthermore, a series of regression models showed problematic parenting behaviors (low levels of supportive parenting and high levels of harsh parenting) significantly mediated Negative Maternal Regards effect on longitudinal child externalizing behaviors across first, second, and third grades. In contrast, problematic parenting behaviors (low levels of supportive parenting and high levels of harsh parenting) only partially mediated Negative Maternal Regards effect on longitudinal child internalizing behaviors across first, second, and third grades. As a result, Negative Maternal Regard continued to have a direct effect on child internalizing behaviors across first, second, and third grades even when controlling for problematic parenting behaviors. 
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The emotional and academic consequences of parental conditional regard: Comparing conditional positive regard, conditional negative regard, and autonomy support as parenting practices.
Roth, Guy; Assor, Avi; Niemiec, Christopher P.; Ryan, Richard M.; Deci, Edward L.        Developmental Psychology, Vol 45(4), Jul 2009, 1119-1142. doi:
The authors conducted 2 studies of 9th-grade Israeli adolescents (169 in Study 1, 156 in Study 2) to compare the parenting practices of conditional positive regard, conditional negative regard, and autonomy support using data from multiple reporters. Two socialization domains were studied: emotion control and academics. Results were consistent with the self-determination theory model of internalization, which posits that (a) conditional negative regard predicts feelings of resentment toward parents, which then predict dysregulation of negative emotions and academic disengagement; (b) conditional positive regard predicts feelings of internal compulsion, which then predict suppressive regulation of negative emotions and grade-focused academic engagement; and (c) autonomy support predicts sense of choice, which then predicts integrated regulation of negative emotions and interest-focused academic engagement. These findings suggest that even parents’ use of conditional positive regard as a socialization practice has adverse emotional and academic consequences, relative to autonomy support.