Parental Perfectionism and Overcontrol: Examining Mechanisms in the Development of Child Anxiety

@article{Affrunti2015ParentalPA,
  title={Parental Perfectionism and Overcontrol: Examining Mechanisms in the Development of Child Anxiety},
  author={Nicholas W. Affrunti and Janet Woodruff-Borden},
  journal={Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology},
  year={2015},
  volume={43},
  pages={517-529}
}
It has been theorized that perfectionistic parents will engage in behaviors characterized by overcontrol, which then increase child anxiety. Previous research has yet to test this theory within a single study. The current study investigated the proposed theory in a single model, examining the mediational roles of parent perfectionism and overcontrol in the association between parent and child anxiety. Participants were 77 parent–child dyads, with 46 parents and 40 children diagnosed with an… CONTINUE READING

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