The Role of Mother-Child Communication in the Development of Children’s Social Competence and Relationships in At-Risk Families: A Longitudinal Study across Two Generations

The Role of Mother-Child Communication in the Development of Children’s Social Competence and Relationships in At-Risk Families: A Longitudinal Study across Two Generations

The Role of Mother-Child Communication in the Development of Children’s Social Competence and Relationships in At-Risk Families: A Longitudinal Study across Two Generations

The Role of Mother-Child Communication in the Development of Children’s Social Competence and Relationships in At-Risk Families: A Longitudinal Study across Two Generationss

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Barrieau, Lindsey E. 2014. «The Role of Mother-Child Communication in the Development of Children’s Social Competence and Relationships in At-Risk Families: A Longitudinal Study across Two Generations». Thèse de doctorat, Montréal, Université Concordia, Département de psychologie.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The two studies that make up the present dissertation were designed to investigate mother-child communication and its role in developing relationships and social development in an at-risk community sample. Specifically, it examined the associations between mother-child communication in childhood, and mothers’ childhood histories of risk (aggression and social withdrawal) and their offspring’s social competence, and peer relationships (friendship quality, bullying).» (p. iii)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«Participants in Study 1 were mothers and their 5-12 year-old-children (n = 64); participants in Study 2 included mothers and their 9-13 year-old-children (n = 74). Both samples were drawn from the Concordia Longitudinal Risk Project: a prospective, intergenerational study of high-risk children from disadvantaged neighbourhoods.» (p. iii)

Instruments :
- Questionnaires
- Grille d’observation

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«Results revealed that mother-child communication themes, functions, tone, and orientation in childhood were predicted by maternal risk factors (i.e., education, childhood, histories of aggression and withdrawal). Moreover, communication themes, functions, and tone in mother-child interactions predicted children’s social acceptance and psychosocial functioning (internalizing and externalizing behaviour problems) in childhood. Finally, communication tone in childhood predicted positive and negative features of friendships in young adulthood, while communication themes and functions predicted some measures of social competence and bullying behaviour in adolescence and young adulthood.» (p. iv)