Linking family characteristics with poor peer relations: the mediating role of conduct problems.

@article{Bierman1991LinkingFC,
  title={Linking family characteristics with poor peer relations: the mediating role of conduct problems.},
  author={Karen Linn Bierman and D. L. Smoot},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  year={1991},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={341-56}
}
Parent, teacher, and peer ratings were collected for 75 grade school boys to test the hypothesis that certain family interaction patterns would be associated with poor peer relations. Path analyses provided support for a mediational model, in which punitive and ineffective discipline was related to child conduct problems in home and school settings which, in turn, predicted poor peer relations. Further analyses suggested that distinct subgroups of boys could be identified who exhibited conduct… CONTINUE READING
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