Parent Stress and Coping in Relation to Child ADHD Severity and Associated Child Disruptive Behavior Problems

Cheryl Lynn Podolski, Joel Nigg

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Abstract

Examined parent role distress and coping in relation to childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in mothers and fathers of 66 children age 7 to 11 (42 boys, 24 girls; mean age = 10.2). Parents of children with ADHD combined and inattentive subtypes expressed more role dissatisfaction than parents of control children. Parents of ADHD combined and inattentive type children did not differ significantly in levels of distress. For mothers, child inattention and oppositional-conduct problems but not hyperactivity contributed uniquely to role distress (dissatisfaction related to parenting or parenting performance). For fathers, parenting role distress was associated uniquely with child oppositional or aggressive behaviors but not with ADHD symptom severity. Parent coping by more use of positive reframing (thinking about problems as challenges that might be overcome) was associated with higher role satisfaction for both mothers and fathers. Community supports were associated with higher distress for mothers only.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-513
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Volume30
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Child Behavior
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
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Problem Behavior

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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Parent Stress and Coping in Relation to Child ADHD Severity and Associated Child Disruptive Behavior Problems. / Podolski, Cheryl Lynn; Nigg, Joel.

In: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2001, p. 503-513.

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