In the present thesis, the intergenerational transmission of child problem behavior will be investigated. In this introduction, we will explain why it is important to study transmission of problem behavior from parents to their offspring. In addition, we will describe the study design that is suitable for this type of research, and give a description of its methodological advantages and difficulties. We will summarize previous studies that have used this type of design, and made an important contribution to the research in intergenerational transmission of child problem behavior. Two factors that are thought to be important in the intergenerational transmission of problem behavior, parenting and parental psychopathology, will also be described. In addition, we will describe the possible relevance of developmental trajectories of problem behavior displayed by parents during their childhood, in predicting offspring problem behavior. Finally we will describe the aims, methods and structure of the present thesis.

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Keywords children, parental psychopathology, parenting psychopathology, problem behavior
Promotor Verhulst, F.C. (Frank)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
ISBN 978-90-8559-509-0
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/37558
Citation
van Meurs, I.. (2009, May 6). Intergenerational transmission of child problem behavior. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/37558