HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Parental conflict produces more than fleeting distress for children

In the latest issue of the journal Child Development, the team reported examining 223 children twice during a one-year period for their reactions to conflicts between their parents. First, their mothers and fathers participated alone in an exercise in which they attempted to manage and resolve a common point of disagreement. The researchers rated the parents' level of hostility or indifference to capture the characteristic ways that parents managed their conflicts. Then the children observed their parents working through two simulated telephone conversations: a short conflict and a resolution.

Researchers found that the ways parents managed conflicts in the exercise predicted how children responded to the simulated phone conflict--both within a two-week period and one year later. Parents who displayed high levels of discord had children who responded with greater than expected distress to the simulated phone conflict.

"The stressfulness of witnessing several different types of conflict may have long-term implications for children's functioning by directly altering their patterns of responding to those conflicts," says Patrick T. Davies, lead author and professor of psychology at the University of Rochester. "Our results highlight the possibility that several different types of conflict between parents may negatively affect the well-being of children over time," he says.

According to the authors, prior experiences with parental conflicts can alter the way children cope with later conflicts. "Conflict between parents may have distinct meanings and implications for the child and family system even after considering the effects of parenting difficulties," Davies points out.

Although previous work has shown that children don't get used to their parents discord but, instead, become more sensitive to it, Davies and his colleagues wondered if different forms of destructive conflict between parents played different roles in children's reactions. It d
'"/>

Contact: Jonathan Sherwood
jonathan.sherwood@rochester.edu
585-273-4726
University of Rochester
10-Feb-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Parental cigarette use is double whammy for children
2. Clinical trial coordinators need more financial conflict-of-interest training
3. Model language unveiled to help clinical researchers disclose financial conflicts
4. UCLA study reports conflict of interest policies and practices of major journals
5. Work-family conflict common among registered nurses, study shows
6. Israel/Lebanon conflict should not overshadow crisis in Gaza
7. Study assesses relationship between conflicts of interest and voting patterns at FDA meetings
8. Medical centers vary in disclosing conflicts of interest
9. Congo conflict The worlds deadliest humanitarian crisis
10. Despite conflicting studies on obesity, most Americans think the problem remains serious
11. University of Leicester produces the first-ever world map of happiness

Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/21/2015)... Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 ... operations and Information Technology advisory firm that helps ... technological change, today announced that the Association ... Optimity a Preferred Vendor. ACAP represents 58 local, ... serve more than 13 million people primarily enrolled ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... FL (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 AxoGen, ... on the peripheral nerve repair market, will report results ... 5, 2015 following the close of the market. ... webcast for the investment community following the release at ... phone are invited to call toll free at 1.877.407.0993 ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... April 21, 2015 The PracticeMatch Career ... 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the William and Ida Friday ... NC 27599. More than 50 hospitals, clinics and groups with ... specialties will be represented. Attendees will enjoy free hors d’oeuvres ... Fairs for PracticeMatch says “Chapel Hill is an ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... With a growing number of Americans retiring abroad, ... international political instability and terrorism top the list of ... a global insurance provider with 68 years’ experience covering ... citizenship, also found strong concern but lack of information ... overseas . , Asked to choose the risks of ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... Pharmacy point of sale software ... Independent Pharmacy Cooperative trade show, to be held April ... , Retail Management Solutions recently became an approved vendor ... Gross, VP of Sales and Marketing. Gross says that ... trade shows in the country -- and this new ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Optimity Advisors Named Preferred Vendor by the Association of Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) 2Health News:AxoGen, Inc. to Report First Quarter Financial Results on May 5, 2015 2Health News:PracticeMatch to Host Physician Career Fair at William and Ida Friday Center at UNC-Chapel Hill on April 29, 2015 2Health News:PracticeMatch to Host Physician Career Fair at William and Ida Friday Center at UNC-Chapel Hill on April 29, 2015 3Health News:Potential Expatriate Retirees Fear Political Violence, International Health Insurance Coverage 2Health News:Potential Expatriate Retirees Fear Political Violence, International Health Insurance Coverage 3Health News:Retail Management Solutions to Attend Upcoming Independent Pharmacy Cooperative Trade Show 2Health News:Retail Management Solutions to Attend Upcoming Independent Pharmacy Cooperative Trade Show 3
(Date:4/20/2015)... 2015   Precision Image Analysis (PIA) is ... advances in cardiovascular imaging and post-processing. Scott D. ... Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) will be ... patient management by providing broader access to Cardiac MRI ... to better understand appropriate use of CMR, the strengths ...
(Date:4/20/2015)... April 20, 2015  Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (Nasdaq: ... (CR) Magazine,s list of the 100 Best Corporate ... corporate responsibility performance.  Sigma-Aldrich ranked fifth, its highest ... the list. "We are honored to ... efforts and we are extremely pleased with our ...
(Date:4/20/2015)... N.J. , April 20, 2015  Johnson & ... of its Pharmaceutical business for the investment community beginning ... 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in ... approximately 3:00 p.m. Paul Stoffels , ... Joaquin Duato , Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals will host ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Educational Webinar Teaches Improved Patient Management Through Broader Access to Cardiac MRI 2Sigma-Aldrich Named to CR Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens List 2
Cached News: