Intergenerational Continuity in Qualities of the Parent–Child Relationship

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Savelieva , K , Pulkki-Råback , L , Jokela , M , Hintsanen , M , Merjonen , P , Hutri-Kähönen , N , Juonala , M , Viikari , J , Raitakari , O T & Keltikangas-Järvinen , L 2017 , ' Intergenerational Continuity in Qualities of the Parent–Child Relationship : Mediating and Moderating Mechanisms ' , Journal of Child and Family Studies , vol. 26 , no. 8 , pp. 2191-2201 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-017-0729-1

Title: Intergenerational Continuity in Qualities of the Parent–Child Relationship;
Mediating and Moderating Mechanisms
Author: Savelieva, Kateryna; Pulkki-Råback, Laura; Jokela, Markus; Hintsanen, Mirka; Merjonen, Päivi; Hutri-Kähönen, Nina; Juonala, Markus; Viikari, Jorma; Raitakari, Olli T.; Keltikangas-Järvinen, Liisa
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Medicum
University of Helsinki, Medicum
University of Helsinki, Medicum
University of Helsinki, Department of Psychology and Logopedics
University of Helsinki, Department of Psychology and Logopedics
University of Helsinki, Department of Psychology and Logopedics
Date: 2017-08
Number of pages: 11
Belongs to series: Journal of Child and Family Studies
ISSN: 1062-1024
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/302479
Abstract: Intergenerational continuity in parenting quality has been demonstrated but the mechanisms underlying this continuity are less understood. This study investigated whether the offspring personality and years of education mediate the continuity in qualities of the parent-child relationship and whether offspring personality moderates this association. The sample comprised 1308 Finnish offspring (G2; 62% female) and their mothers (G1). G1 (Mean age = 37.7) reported self-perceived qualities of the parent-child relationship in terms of emotional warmth and acceptance towards G2 aged 3-18 years in 1980. Thirty-two years later, once having become parents themselves, G2 (Mean age = 42.9) self-rated their own qualities of the parent-child relationship towards their children using the same scales. Between these follow-ups, G2 self-rated their personality (consisting of temperament and character traits) using the Temperament and Character Inventory and reported years of education. Results indicated that G2 character traits-Self-directedness and Cooperativeness-partially mediated the intergenerational continuity in self-perceived emotional warmth and explained 16% of this association. No mediating role of G2 temperament traits was found (all ps > .240). Character traits accounted for the indirect association better than education in a multiple mediator model. Moreover, no moderating role of either temperament or character traits was found (all psaEuroe.064). Study findings show that warm and accepting qualities of the parent-child relationship in childhood are related to offspring character traits that reflect personality maturity in adulthood, which in turn would predict their own positive parent-child relationship later in life.
Subject: 515 Psychology
YOUNG FINNS
DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS
CARDIOVASCULAR RISK
SPECIAL SECTION
TEMPERAMENT
PERSONALITY
TRANSMISSION
CHARACTER
ADULTHOOD
MODEL
3124 Neurology and psychiatry
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