Power Assertive Discipline, Maternal Emotional Involvement, and Child Adjustment

Nissa R. Towe-Goodman, Douglas M. Teti

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Despite long-standing research, the relations between power assertive discipline and child adjustment continue to be debated. Disentangling disciplinary practices from the parent-child emotional climate may aid understanding of how such parenting practices impact child adjustment. This study explored longitudinal relations between maternal emotional involvement, power assertive discipline, and child adjustment in a sample of 35 mothers of infant, toddler, and preschool-age children. Results indicate that power assertive discipline may differentially impact child adjustment, depending on levels of maternal emotional involvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)648-651
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Family Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2008

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  • Psychology(all)


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