Marital conflict and preadolescent behavioral competence: maternal knowledge as a longitudinal mediator.

  title={Marital conflict and preadolescent behavioral competence: maternal knowledge as a longitudinal mediator.},
  author={Amber M Grundy and Dawn M. Gondoli and Elizabeth Blodgett Salafia},
  journal={Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association},
  volume={21 4},
The present study considered whether maternal knowledge mediated the relation between overt marital conflict and preadolescent behavioral competence. Four years of self-report data were collected from 133 mothers and their preadolescents, beginning when the preadolescents were in 4th grade. Marital conflict, maternal knowledge, and preadolescent behavioral competence were assessed at all 4 time points in order to apply a stringent methodology for assessing longitudinal mediating patterns. The… CONTINUE READING

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