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Relationships between parenting practices and child behavior: examining the effects of maternal contextual and child factors

Grant number: 15/21721-3
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2016
Effective date (End): July 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Psychological Treatment and Prevention
Principal researcher:Maria Beatriz Martins Linhares
Grantee:Elisa Rachel Pisani Altafim
Supervisor abroad: Dana Charles McCoy
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Research place: Harvard University, Boston, United States  


The aims of the present study are the following: a) to exam the relationships between parenting practices and child behavior problems (internalizing and externalizing behavior), socioeconomic levels, mother educational level, age of children and sex; and b) to exam the relationships between mothers` history of mental health, mother´s violence in infancy, and life events and parenting practices and child behavior problems. The total sample comprises 200 mothers of children at 3 to 8 years of age, belonging to families living in Ribeirão Preto (SP), Brazil. The participants were recruit at the Family Health Program (FMRP-USP) and schools. Participants answered the following scales and questionnaires: ACT Evaluation to assess the parenting practices, Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) to assess the child's behavior, Vital Events Scale, Economic Classification Criterion Brazil, SCID/Non-Patient, and a questionnaire about the relations of the mother with her family. A set of path analyses will be use to test direct and indirect relationships between variables of interest. To examine associations among measures a Structural Equation Model will be performed. Analyses of the internal consistencies of the measures and overall model fit will be carried out. (AU)

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Scientific publications (6)
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PISANI ALTAFIM, ELISA RACHEL; MARTINS LINHARES, MARIA BEATRIZ. Preventive intervention for strengthening effective parenting practices: A randomized controlled trial. JOURNAL OF APPLIED DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, v. 62, p. 160-172, . (12/25293-8, 15/21721-3)
ALTAFIM, ELISA RACHEL P.; MCCOY, DANA C.; LINHARES, MARIA BEATRIZ M.. Unpacking the Impacts of a Universal Parenting Program on Child Behavior. CHILD DEVELOPMENT, v. 92, n. 2, . (15/21721-3, 12/25293-8)
PISANI ALTAFIM, ELISA RACHEL; DE OLIVEIRA, REBECA CRISTINA; MARTINS LINHARES, MARIA BEATRIZ. Maternal History of Childhood Violence in the Context of a Parenting Program. JOURNAL OF CHILD AND FAMILY STUDIES, v. 30, n. 1, p. 230-242, . (12/25293-8, 15/21721-3)
PISANI ALTAFIM, ELISA RACHEL; MCCOY, DANA CHARLES; MARTINS LINHARES, MARIA BEATRIZ. Relations between parenting practices, socioeconomic status, and child behavior in Brazil. CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES REVIEW, v. 89, p. 93-102, . (12/25293-8, 15/21721-3)
HOWE, TASHA R.; KNOX, MICHELE; PISANI ALTAFIM, ELISA R.; LINHARES, MARIA BEATRIZ M.; NISHIZAWA, NAHOKO; FU, TRISTA JUHSIN; LEAO CAMARGO, ANA P.; REYES ORMENO, GABRIELA I.; MARQUES, TERESA; BARRIOS, LUISA; et al. International child abuse prevention: insights from ACT Raising Safe Kids. CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH, v. 22, n. 4, SI, p. 194-200, . (12/25293-8, 15/21721-3)
PISANI ALTAFIM, ELISA RACHEL; ANDRE PEDRO, MARIA EDUARDA; MARTINS LINHARES, MARIA BEATRIZ. Effectiveness of ACT Raising Safe Kids Parenting Program in a developing country. CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES REVIEW, v. 70, p. 315-323, . (12/25293-8, 13/24655-6, 15/21721-3)

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