Interaction of temperamental resistance to control and restrictive parenting in the development of externalizing behavior.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Child temperament and parental control were studied as interacting predictors of behavior outcomes in 2 longitudinal samples. In Sample 1, data were ratings of resistant temperament and observed restrictive control in infancy-toddlerhood and ratings of externalizing behavior at ages 7 to 10 years; in Sample 2, data were retrospective ratings of temperament in infancy-toddlerhood, observed restrictive control at age 5 years, and ratings of externalizing behavior at ages 7 to 11 years. Resistance more strongly related to externalizing in low-restriction groups than in high-restriction groups. This was true in both samples and for both teacher- and mother-rated outcomes. Several Temperament x Environment interaction effects have been reported previously, but this is one of very few replicated effects.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bates, JE; Pettit, GS; Dodge, KA; Ridge, B

Published Date

  • September 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 982 - 995

PubMed ID

  • 9779744

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2791965

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-0599

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-1649

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037//0012-1649.34.5.982


  • eng