Het Effect van de Kwaliteit van de Broer/Zus Relatie en het Opvoedingsgedrag van de Ouders op het Probleemgedrag van Kleuters
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Objective: The object of this study was to determine the effect of the quality of the sibling relationship and parenting behavior on problem behavior of 4- to 6-year old children. Differences between gender combinations and between mothers and fathers in parenting behavior are also examined in this study. Method: In a cross-sectional design, parents were asked to fill out questionnaires about their children aged 4 to 6 years about the sibling relationship and problem behavior. A total of 180 parents, with an average age of 37.28 participated. Results: A significant positive effect was found of psychological control as well as of conflict on externalizing problem behavior. Regarding psychological control, a significant positive effect on conflict in the sibling relationship was found. The effect of psychological control and conflict on externalizing problem behavior does not differ significantly between gender type of parents or sibling gender combinations. Conclusion: The main conclusion is that there is an effect of conflict in the sibling relationship and parental psychological control on externalizing problems for 4- to 6-year old children. There is no difference in this effect for gender combinations or gender type of parents.