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Title: Childhood and adolescence : the development and validation of an instrument for adolescent report of Meta Emotion parenting : consideration of the instrument's use in middle childhood and critical review of ADHD
Author: Zammit, Carly Rachel
ISNI:       0000 0004 2742 0072
Awarding Body: City University
Current Institution: City, University of London
Date of Award: 2012
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The present study examined the meta-emotion parenting styles of parents or carers of adolescents and how they are related to adolescent functioning related to both internalising and externalising difficulties. The study consisted of 196 students who were 16 to 18 years old and who attended college within or near London. They responded to the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale, Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire and Meta-Emotion Questionnaire, which was standardised during this study. The Meta- Emotion Questionnaire was found to be a reliable and valid tool. Consistent with hypotheses, there were four meta-emotion parenting styles identified within the questionnaire, labeled emotion-coaching (EC), disapproving (DP), dismissive (OM) and laissez-faire (LF) parenting. Each parenting style was found to be related to different adolescent functioning scores. Consistent with hypotheses, EC parenting resulted in the best levels of functioning and DP and OM parenting resulted in generally negative functioning scores for adolescents. Surprisingly, LF parenting did not result in a strongly negative effect on adolescent outcomes, resulting in the conclusion that relabeling the factor Emotional Encouragement (EE) may be more appropriate with further studies indicated for quantifying Laissez-Faire parenting. Implications on the other parenting styles are discussed.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Psychol.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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