Child and parent predictors of perceptions of parent--child relationship quality.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE/METHOD: Predictors of perceptions of parent-child relationship quality were examined for 175 children with ADHD, 119 comparison children, and parents of these children, drawn from the follow-up phase of the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD. RESULTS/CONCLUSION: Children with ADHD perceived their mothers and fathers as more power assertive than comparison children. Children higher on depressive symptomatology also perceived their mothers and fathers as less warm and more power assertive. Mothers perceived themselves as more power assertive and fathers perceived themselves as less warm if they were higher on depressive symptomatology themselves or had children with ADHD or higher levels of depressive symptomatology. Several interactions indicated that the association between child factors and parental perceptions of warmth and power assertion often depended on parental depressive symptomatology. The findings resolve a previous contradiction in the literature regarding the relationship between child depressive symptoms and parental perceptions of parent-child relationship quality.

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Cited Authors

  • Gerdes, AC; Hoza, B; Arnold, LE; Hinshaw, SP; Wells, KC; Hechtman, L; Greenhill, LL; Swanson, JM; Pelham, WE; Wigal, T

Published Date

  • July 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 37 - 48

PubMed ID

  • 17606771

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1087-0547

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1087054706295664


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States