Expressed emotion displayed by the mothers of inhibited and uninhibited preschool-aged children

Natoshia Raishevich, Susan J. Kennedy, Ronald M. Rapee

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    Abstract

    In the current study, the Five Minute Speech Sample was used to assess the association between parent attitudes and children's behavioral inhibition in mothers of 120 behaviorally inhibited (BI) and 37 behaviorally uninhibited preschool-aged children. Mothers of BI children demonstrated significantly higher levels of emotional over-involvement (EOI) and self-sacrificing/overprotective behavior (SS/OP). However, there was no significant relationship between inhibition status and maternal criticism. Multiple regression also indicated that child temperament, but not maternal anxiety, was a significant predictor of both EOI and SS/OP.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)187-194
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
    Volume39
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

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