Date Thesis Awarded

5-2008

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Science (BS)

Department

Psychology

Advisor

Janice Zeman

Committee Member

Todd Thrash

Committee Member

Lynn Pelco

Abstract

This study examined whether concordance between children and parents, primarily mothers, exists when reporting on specific aspects (i.e., inhibition, dysregulation, coping) of children's management of sadness and anger. In addition, we investigated whether parent-child concordance differed as a function of child age (i.e., elementary school, middle school), child gender, and child psychological symptomatology. Participants were 310 children (154 boys, 66.4% Caucasian) and 177 parents (94% mothers). Children completed the Children's Emotion Management Scales (CEMS), the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI), and the Reynolds Child Manifest Anxiety Scale (RCMAS), while parents completed the parent version of the CEMS and the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL). The results demonstrated that overall, there is little parent-child concordance on children's management of sadness and anger with the exception of middle school age girls where there was significant agreement. Symptomatology influenced the degree of agreement only for girls such that internalizing symptoms increased disagreement for younger girls whereas it only reduced the level of agreement for older girls.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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