The role of perceived parenting in familial aggregation of anxiety disorders in children
Journal of Anxiety Disorders , Volume 23 - Issue 1 p. 46- 53
This study was designed to explore the role of perceived parenting style in the familial aggregation of anxiety disorders. We examined the association between parental and child anxiety diagnoses, and tested whether this association was partly due to a perceived parenting style. The study was conducted in a clinical sample as well as in a control sample. Parental lifetime and current anxiety diagnoses were significantly associated with child anxiety diagnoses. When maternal and paternal lifetime and current anxiety diagnoses were entered as separate predictors, only maternal current anxiety diagnoses appeared to be significant. Perceived parenting style was assessed with the dimensions "overprotection," "emotional warmth," "rejection," and "anxious rearing." Results indicated that only maternal and paternal 'overprotection' was significantly but negatively associated with child anxiety. However, further analyses showed that 'overprotection' did not have a significant mediating role in the familial aggregation of anxiety disorders.
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van Gastel, W, Legerstee, J.S, & Ferdinand, R.F. (2009). The role of perceived parenting in familial aggregation of anxiety disorders in children. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23(1), 46–53. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2008.03.014