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Title: Differential Effects of Parent and Grandparent Drug Use on Behavior Problems of Male and Female Children
Journal: Developmental Psychology  Volume:29  Issue:1  Dated:(1993)  Pages:31-43
Author(s): J A Stein; M D Newcomb; P M Bentler
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Grant Number: DA01070
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the relationships among drug abuse by grandparents, mothers, and their mates; the mother's dyadic adjustment; and behavioral and develpmental problems in 64 boys and 75 girls ages 2-8.
Abstract: Six factors emerged from a 24-item checklist for mothers: developmental problems, fearfulness, hyperactivity, acting-out behaviors, psychosomatic complaints, and social problems. Results also indicated that boys were more likely than girls to have developmental and social problems, and grandparent and maternal drug abuse significantly predicted more problems for boys than for girls. Grandparent use predicted more hyperactivity, acting out, psychosomatic complaints, and social problems for boys and more acting out by girls. Maternal drug abuse predicted more fearfulness, hyperactivity, and social problems for boys and no problems for girls. Maternal drug use predicted developmental problems for boys and girls. Tables, figures, and 76 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Child development; Children at risk; Children of drug abusers; Problem behavior
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