Title page for ETD etd-05152009-142357

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Riser, Diana Katherine
Author's Email Address driser@vt.edu
URN etd-05152009-142357
Title Parent Trauma History and Parenting Style: Relation to Child Trauma and Child Psychopathology
Degree Master of Science
Department Psychology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Kim-Spoon, Jungmeen Committee Chair
Bell, Martha Ann Committee Member
Jones, Russell T. Committee Member
  • parenting
  • maltreatment
  • trauma
  • child symptomatology
Date of Defense 2009-05-04
Availability unrestricted
The purpose of the current study was to further explore the relations between parent trauma, parenting behavior, child trauma, and child adjustment. The sample included 358 children (191 boys and 167 girls) and their primary caregiver (48 fathers and 310 mothers). The children’s ages ranged from 10 to 17 with an average age of 13. Parent trauma was not found to be related to child trauma through parenting behaviors. Child trauma was found to mediate the relations between parenting and child adjustment. There was some evidence of parenting mediating the relation between parent trauma and child adjustment. This research underscores the importance of understanding the risk and protective factors associated with parent trauma and its influences on child trauma and adjustment as well as the importance of good parenting as a protective factor. Further, this study supports past research which highlights those pathways which lead to resilience.
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