Het is je Eigen Schuld: De Relatie tussen Psychologische Controle van Moeders en Emotionele en Gedragsproblematiek bij (Pre)adolescenten
Miltenburg, J.D. van
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The following study investigated the relationship between maternal psychological control and emotional and conduct problems in (pre)adolescents. This study included 105 mother-child couples, with 8-14 year old children. Mothers completed the subscales emotional problems and conduct problems of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, while the (pre)adolescents completed the Psychological Control Scale. Correlation and regression analyses showed no significant relation between maternal psychological control and emotional problems in (pre)adolescents. However, there did seem to be a significant positive association between maternal psychological control and conduct problems in (pre)adolescents. More maternal psychological control was related to more conduct problems. Together, these findings suggest that maternal psychological control is positively related to conduct problems, but not to emotional problems in (pre)adolescence. The latter seems to be in contrast with previous literature, which could be explained due to intracultural differences, exclusion of fathers and possible under-reporting of emotional problems by mothers.