economic pressure, depression, marital conflict, psychological control, reticence, Romania
Using Conger’s family stress model as a theoretical framework, a series of mediated associations among economic hardship, perceived economic pressure, parental depression, marital conflict, psychologically controlling parenting, and children’s reticent behaviors in Romanian families were studied. The sample consisted of 121 Romanian mothers and fathers of 4–5-year-old children. Children’s kindergarten teachers living in urban and rural locations evaluated child reticence. Findings generally support the family stress model. Structural equation modeling showed that after controlling for living in a rural location, economic pressure was indirectly linked with marital conflict through depression. Depression was indirectly related to psychological control through marital conflict, and marital conflict was indirectly linked to child reticence through psychological control. Directions for future research and recommendations for interventions and public policy are described.
Original Publication Citation
Roper, S. O., *George, J. D., Nelson, L. J., Yorgason, J., & Paulson, F. (2016). Economic stress, individual and family processes, and children's reticence in Romanian families. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 2458-2468.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Roper, Susanne Olsen; George, Jennifer; Nelson, Larry J.; Yorgason, Jeremy B.; and Poulsen, Franklin O., "Economic Pressure, Individual and Family Processes, and Children’s Reticence in Romanian Families" (2016). Faculty Publications. 4701.
Journal of Child and Family Studies
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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