Associations Between Perceived Material Deprivation, Parents' Discipline Practices, and Children's Behavior Problems: An International Perspective.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study investigated the association between perceived material deprivation, children's behavior problems, and parents' disciplinary practices. The sample included 1,418 8- to 12-year-old children and their parents in China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States. Multilevel mixed- and fixed-effects regression models found that, even when income remained stable, perceived material deprivation was associated with children's externalizing behavior problems and parents' psychological aggression. Parents' disciplinary practices mediated a small share of the association between perceived material deprivation and children's behavior problems. There were no differences in these associations between mothers and fathers or between high- and low- and middle-income countries. These results suggest that material deprivation likely influences children's outcomes at any income level.

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Cited Authors

  • Schenck-Fontaine, A; Lansford, JE; Skinner, AT; Deater-Deckard, K; Di Giunta, L; Dodge, KA; Oburu, P; Pastorelli, C; Sorbring, E; Steinberg, L; Malone, PS; Tapanya, S; Uribe Tirado, LM; Alampay, LP; Al-Hassan, SM; Bacchini, D; Bornstein, MH; Chang, L

Published Date

  • January 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 91 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 307 - 326

PubMed ID

  • 30273981

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6443506

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1467-8624

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-3920

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/cdev.13151


  • eng