The Impact of Parental Friendships on Child Peer Relations

The Impact of Parental Friendships on Child Peer Relations

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The goal of the current study was to investigate how qualities of parents' own friendships impact children's negative peer outcomes (aggression and peer rejection). Participants were 57 second-grade children (29 girls and 28 boys; mean age = 7.6 years). Data on aggression were collected from teachers and peers, and peer rejection was assessed using unlimited peer nominations. Parents reported on their own friendship network size, satisfaction, quality, and conflict. Results revealed that two aspects of parents' friendships, conflict and satisfaction, predicted children's peer rejection and aggression. Reasons for these linkages, and implications for intervention, are discussed.This project is being conducted by the Peer Relations Research Group from the University of Delaware with the cooperation of your childa#39;s school administration. The project will take place in approximately 12 second-grade classrooms during anbsp;...


Title:The Impact of Parental Friendships on Child Peer Relations
Author: Lydia J. Romano
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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