The effects of coparenting support and conflict on parenting practices and child psychosocial functioning among single-mother African American families Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
  • Shook, Sarah Elizabeth
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
  • The current study examined whether positive parenting mediated the association between two dimensions of coparenting relationships and child psychosocial functioning among 238 African American single mother families. The moderating roles of community context and child age also were examined. Structural equation modeling revealed that positive parenting characterized by maternal monitoring and positive mother-child communication fully mediated the relation between coparenting conflict and child maladjustment among urban-dwelling families and between coparenting support and child competence among rural-dwelling families. A moderating effect of child age also was found in that the model was significant for adolescents, but not for younger children. Clinical implications and future directions are discussed.
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  • Jones, Deborah
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