Maternal overcontrol and child anxiety: the mediating role of perceived competence.

@article{Affrunti2012MaternalOA,
  title={Maternal overcontrol and child anxiety: the mediating role of perceived competence.},
  author={Nicholas W Affrunti and Golda S. Ginsburg},
  journal={Child psychiatry and human development},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={102-12}
}
Previous research has shown that maternal overcontrol is related to higher levels of child anxiety. It has been theorized, though not empirically tested, that maternal overcontrol decreases child perceived competence and mastery, which increases child anxiety. The present study investigated this theory using a sample of 89 mother-child dyads (children aged 6-13, 84.3% Caucasian, 6.7% African American, and 51.7% male). After statistically controlling for maternal anxiety level, child perceived… CONTINUE READING

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