Hostile causal attributions and harsh parenting : parent age as a moderating factor
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Adolescent mothers tend to be more at risk for harsh parenting than older mothers. Parent processes such as stress, hostile causal attributions, and anger are also linked to harsh parenting. In this study, adolescent mothers, former adolescent mothers, and older mothers (N=589) were compared and the links between hostile causal attributions and stress and harsh parenting were examined. Age of the mother was looked at as a moderator in these relations. Mediational pathways between stress, anger, and harsh parenting and hostile causal attributions, anger, and harsh parenting were also examined. ...