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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 8/2021

28-06-2021 | Original Paper

Intergenerational Transmission of Childhood Maltreatment Mediated by Maternal Emotion Dysregulation

Auteurs: Violeta J. Rodriguez, Funlola Are, Amber Madden, Anne Shaffer, Cynthia Suveg

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 8/2021

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Abstract

The identification of intermediate mechanisms that account for the intergenerational transmission of child maltreatment can elucidate processes of risk and resilience in families. This study investigated the role of maternal emotion dysregulation; we hypothesized that emotion dysregulation would mediate the relation between mothers’ history of maltreatment in their childhood and their aggressive behavior toward their children. Participants included 110 mothers (range = 20 to 43 years, Mage = 30.81, SDage = 6.08) with preschool-aged children (range = 3 to 5 years, Mage = 3.50, SDage = 0.51; 61% male) in a diverse community sample (46.3% African American; 50.9% had a household income under $30,000). A path analysis showed that maternal history of maltreatment in their childhood was indirectly related to later maternal psychological aggression via maternal emotion dysregulation. The indirect effect of child maltreatment on physical aggression was not statistically significant. Our findings highlight the importance of emotion regulation as a transdiagnostic risk factor for the intergenerational transmission of child maltreatment.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Intergenerational Transmission of Childhood Maltreatment Mediated by Maternal Emotion Dysregulation
Auteurs
Violeta J. Rodriguez
Funlola Are
Amber Madden
Anne Shaffer
Cynthia Suveg
Publicatiedatum
28-06-2021
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 8/2021
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-021-02020-3