Title

The Direct and Indirect Effects of Home Clutter on Parenting

Keywords

authoritarian, emotionality, home, parenting, stress

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine multiple predictors of maternal authoritarian parenting including (a) cluttered homes, (b) child characteristics (i.e., emotional temperament), and (c) maternal characteristics (i.e., tense/nervousness). Data were gathered from 177 mothers of young children between ages 3 and 5 (95 male, 82 female children) attending two early childhood programs in a midsized community in the western United States. Structural equation modeling (AMOS 19.0) was used to examine the strength of the relationships within the model. Results showed that authoritarian parenting was positively predicted by home clutter and mother tenseness/nervousness, and mediational analyses shed light on the nature of these relationships.

Original Publication Citation

Thornock, C.M., Nelson, L.J., Robinson, C.C., & Hart, C.H. (2013). The direct and indirect effects of home clutter on parenting. Family Relations, 62, 783-794.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2013-11-05

Publisher

Family Relations

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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