Longitudinal Relations Between Parenting Stress and Young Children's Aggressive and Cooperative Behaviors: The Mediating Effect of Co-Parenting

Youngsook Han
2019 Adonghakoeji  
Objectives: This study examined the longitudinal relations between mothers' and fathers' parenting stress and young children's aggressive and cooperative behaviors via mothers' and fathers' coparenting behaviors. Methods: The sample consisted of 1,692 mothers, fathers, and their young children (M age = 5 years at T1; 51% boys) who participated in the Panel Study on Korean Children. Structural equation modeling was conducted to examine the relations among parenting stress, co-parenting, and
more » ... parenting, and young children's aggressive and cooperative behaviors. Results: Mothers' and fathers' parenting stress were longitudinally associated with their own and their partners' positive and conflict-ridden co-parenting behaviors, which in turn predicted young children's aggressive and cooperative behaviors. Moreover, the positive and conflict-ridden coparenting behaviors of mothers in particular played mediating roles in the longitudinal links between mothers' and fathers' parenting stress and young children's aggressive and cooperative behaviors. Conclusions: The present findings contributed to our understanding about the intervening mechanisms that account for how parenting stress is related to young children's aggressive and cooperative behaviors.
doi:10.5723/kjcs.2019.40.2.75 fatcat:yo3rd4ypmzhzhjaphxbnfdz76y