Journal article

The Child and Parent Emotion Study: protocol for a longitudinal study of parent emotion socialisation and child socioemotional development

Elizabeth M Westrupp, Jacqui A Macdonald, Clair Bennett, Sophie Havighurst, Christiane E Kehoe, Denise Foley, Tomer S Berkowitz, Gabriella Louise King, George J Youssef

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020


INTRODUCTION: Parents shape child emotional competence and mental health via their beliefs about children's emotions, emotion-related parenting, the emotional climate of the family and by modelling emotion regulation skills. However, much of the research evidence to date has been based on small samples with mothers of primary school-aged children. Further research is needed to elucidate the direction and timing of associations for mothers and fathers/partners across different stages of child development. The Child and Parent Emotion Study (CAPES) aims to examine longitudinal associations between parent emotion socialisation, child emotion regulation and socioemotional adjustment at four time..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The Child and Parent Emotion Study was supported by a Deakin University Faculty of Health Research Grant, and through funding support from the Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development, a strategic research centre at Deakin University.