Journal article

The Relationship between Strength-Based Parenting with Children’s Stress Levels and Strength-Based Coping Approaches

Lea Waters

Psychology | Scientific Research Publishing, Inc. | Published : 2015

Abstract

The current study adopted a positive psychology approach to examine the role of a positively oriented style of parenting—strength-based parenting (SBP)—on levels of stress in primary school aged children. Specifically, the study tested the degree to which SBP was directly and indirectly related to stress levels in children, partly through its influence on children’ coping responses. A community sample of Australian upper-primary school aged children (N= 103; Mage = 11.30; SD = 1.10; 57% female, 43% male) participated in a cross-sectional, mixed methods field study using self-report surveys and behavioral vignette. A series of multiple regression analyses found that SBP was significantly nega..

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