publication . Article . Other literature type . 2010

Grandmother involvement as a protective factor for early childhood social adjustment.

Rand D. Conger; Melissa A. Barnett; Laura V. Scaramella; Tricia K. Neppl; Lenna L. Ontai;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2010 Journal: Journal of Family Psychology, volume 24, pages 635-645 (issn: 0893-3200, eissn: 1939-1293, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Abstract
Despite high rates of grandmother involvement with young grandchildren, very little research has examined the associations between nonresidential grandmother involvement and grandchild social adjustment. The present study involved 127 families enrolled in the Family Transitions Project to consider the degree to which mother-reported maternal grandmother involvement buffered 3- and 4-year-old grandchildren from economic, parenting, and child temperamental risks for reduced social competence and elevated externalizing behaviors. Findings indicate that higher levels of mother-reported grandmother involvement reduced the negative association between observed grandch...
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free text keywords: Article, Early childhood, Developmental psychology, Grandparent, Social relation, Child rearing, Protective factor, Social competence, Psychology, Child development, Nuclear family
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