Parental mental health and children's adjustment: the quality of marital interaction and parenting as mediating factors.

@article{Leinonen2003ParentalMH,
  title={Parental mental health and children's adjustment: the quality of marital interaction and parenting as mediating factors.},
  author={Jenni A Leinonen and Tytti S Solantaus and Raija-Leena Punam{\"a}ki},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={2003},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={227-41}
}
BACKGROUND Research has put emphasis on the process of transmission of mental-health problems from parents to children. This study examines the specificity of the interpersonal relationships mediating these symptoms. METHOD Information about parent and child mental health, marital interaction, and parenting was received from 527 mothers and fathers. Information about child mental health was also received from their 12-year-old children (260 girls and 267 boys). RESULTS The results confirm… CONTINUE READING

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