Marital discord and childhood behavior problems.

  title={Marital discord and childhood behavior problems.},
  author={Boaz Porter and K D O'leary},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  volume={8 3},
Measures of overt marital hostility, general marital adjustment, and children's behavior problems were obtained from the parents of 64 children referred to a child psychological clinic. Correlations between children's scores on measures of general marital unhappiness and overt marital hostility were compared. Overt marital hostility correlated significantly with many behavior problems of boys. However, neither general marital unhappiness nor overt marital hostility related to problem behaviors… CONTINUE READING

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