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Maternal Depression and Trait Anger as Risk Factors for Escalated Physical Discipline

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dc.contributor.author Shay, N. L., & Knutson, J. F.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-11T19:49:28Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-11T19:49:28Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Shay, N. L., & Knutson, J. F. (2008). Maternal depression and trait anger as risk factors for escalated physical discipline. Child Maltreatment, 13(1), 39-49. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2367119/pdf/nihms46058.pdf  
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/1645
dc.description.abstract To test the hypothesized anger-mediated relation between maternal depression and escalation of physical discipline, 122 economically disadvantaged mothers were assessed for current and lifetime diagnoses of depression using the Current Depressive Episode, Past Depression, and Dysthymia sections of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID) and a measure of current depressive symptoms, the Beck Depression Inventory–Second Edition (BDI-II). Escalation of physical discipline was assessed using a video analog parenting task; maternal anger not specific to discipline was assessed using the Spielberger Trait Anger Expression Inventory. Reports of anger were associated with the diagnosis of depression and depressive symptoms. Bootstrap analyses of indirect effects indicated that the link between depression and escalated discipline was mediated by anger. Parallel analyses based on BDI-II scores identified a marginally significant indirect effect of depression on discipline. Findings suggest that anger and irritability are central to the putative link between depression and harsh discipline. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Child Maltreatment en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject discipline en_US
dc.subject physical abuse en_US
dc.subject corporal punishment en_US
dc.subject depression en_US
dc.subject anger en_US
dc.subject risk factors en_US
dc.subject mothers en_US
dc.subject parenting en_US
dc.subject low income en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.title Maternal Depression and Trait Anger as Risk Factors for Escalated Physical Discipline en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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