Parenting stress over time and children’s self-esteem at age 8
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Parenting stress and other kinds of psychological stress were measured longitudinally from birth and related to children’s self-esteem at age 8. 3837 children answered a Swedish instrument assessing self-esteem in 5 domains. Generalized linear models showed a relation between parenting stress and lower self-esteem in all domains (e.g., cross-sectional for domain mental well-being: Odds ratio=1.76, p<.001 and longitudinal from age 1: Odds ratio=1.38, p<.001). This relation was not explained by other factors, such as serious life events, the child’s temperament or socioeconomy, and it was proposed that interventions aimed at reducing parenting stress could help children even long term.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-17117OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-17117DiVA: diva2:202004