[Conflicts between parents and aggressive and delinquent behavior in children].


The exposure of children to their parents' conflicts are a factor of substantial risk for the development of behavior problems in children. This study examines the relationship between marital conflicts and children's aggressive and delinquent behavior. The sample consisted of a total of 332 children, aged 7 to 17 years, and their mothers. The children completed the Children's Perceptions of Interparental Conflict Scale, providing information on the dimensions of the marital conflicts: frequency, intensity, no resolution, and content. The mothers completed the O'Leary Porter Scale, providing information about the frequency of conflicts, and the Child Behavior Checklist, about the aggressive and delinquent behavior problems in their children. The results indicate that parental conflicts affect sons and daughters equally, and they affect adolescents more than younger children when they are perceived by the children. However, conflicts affect all groups when the mothers perceive them.

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@article{Galiano2011ConflictsBP, title={[Conflicts between parents and aggressive and delinquent behavior in children].}, author={M Jos{\'e} Justicia Galiano and Jos{\'e} Cant{\'o}n Duarte}, journal={Psicothema}, year={2011}, volume={23 1}, pages={20-5} }