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Parenting Control in Contexts of Political Violence: Testing Bi-directional Relations between Violence Exposure and Control in Post-Accord Belfast.
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PMID:  22523479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: The goal of the present study is to examine bi-directional relations between youth exposure to sectarian and nonsectarian antisocial behavior and mothers' efforts to control youth's exposure to community violence in Belfast, Northern Ireland. DESIGN: Mother-child dyads (N=773) were interviewed in their homes twice over 2 years regarding youth's exposure to sectarian (SAB) and nonsectarian (NAB) community antisocial behavior and mothers' use of control strategies, including behavioral and psychological control. RESULTS: Youth's exposure to NAB was related to increases in mothers' use of both behavioral and psychological control strategies over time, controlling for earlier levels of these constructs. Reflecting bi-directional relations, mothers' behavioral control strategies were associated with youth's reduced exposure to both NAB and SAB over time, whereas psychological control was not related to reduced exposure. CONCLUSION: Only nonsectarian community violence was associated longitudinally with mothers' increased use of control strategies, and only behavioral control strategies were effective in reducing youth's exposure to community antisocial behavior, including both sectarian and nonsectarian antisocial behavior.
Christine E Merrilees; E Mark Cummings; Marcie C Goeke-Morey; Alice C Schermerhorn; Peter Shirlow; Ed Cairns
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Parenting, science and practice     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1532-7922     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101093743     Medline TA:  Parent Sci Pract     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  308-325     Citation Subset:  -    
University of Notre Dame.
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