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Master of Science (MS)
The present research was designed to examine the relationships between co-parenting, facets of marital distress, and perceived child behaviors using participants from nonclinical settings 45 married parents of children between the ages of 6 and 11were subjects in this study. Participants completed the Participant Demographic Information Questionnaire (PDIQ), the Parenting Alliance Measure (PAM), the Marital Satisfaction Inventory-Revised (MSI-R), and the Behavior Assessment System for Children-Parent Rating Scale (BASC-PRS-C). Findings were inconsistent across mothers' and fathers ' scores with a greater number of significant correlations found between mothers' ratings than those of fathers. Mothers' ratings of global distress and problem solving communication positively correlated with internalized child behavior scores Mothers' dissatisfaction with children, global distress, and problem solving communication scores, were negatively correlated with adaptive skills scores Fathers' PAM scores positively correlated with externalizing child behavior scores Finally, mothers' scores of dissasfaction with children and conflict over child rearing positively correlated with PAM scores
Copyright 2009 Tricia A.Travis
Travis, Tricia A., "Investigation of the Relationships Between Co-Parenting, Marital Satisfaction, and Perceived Child Behavior" (2009). Master's Theses. 3117.