How Do Mothers and Fathers Interact With Their Children After An Injury? Exploring the Role of Parental Acute Stress, Optimism, and Self-Efficacy
Shaminka N Mangelsdorf, Matthias R Mehl, Jianrong Qiu, Eva Alisic
JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2019
OBJECTIVE: In the aftermath of a child injury, children and parents can jointly experience acute stress symptoms. Optimism and self-efficacy might buffer against post-traumatic stress disorder. Knowing that children are innately receptive to parent modeling, we were interested in exploring how parent acute stress, optimism, and self-efficacy might transpire in parent-child interactions and whether any differences existed between mothers and fathers. METHODS: We recruited 71 families of seriously injured children who were hospitalized for at least 24 hr. Parents completed self-report measures of acute stress, optimism, and self-efficacy. Children wore the Electronically Activated Recorder (EA..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
This work was supported by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (Rubicon Fellowship #446-11-021); the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia (Early Career Fellowship #1090229 and Centre of Research Excellence for Paediatric Emergency Medicine); Monash University (Larkins program); the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship; the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program; and Royal Children's Hospital Foundation, Melbourne.