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Author: Colman, Rebecca A.
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1. Colman, Rebecca A.
Hardy, Sam A.
Albert, Myesha
Raffaelli, Marcela
Crockett, Lisa J.
Early Predictors of Self-Regulation in Middle Childhood
Infant and Child Development 15,4 (July/August 2006): 421-437
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
Publisher: Wiley Online
Keyword(s): Behavior Problems Index (BPI); Child Care; Childhood; Home Observation for Measurement of Environment (HOME); Parent-Child Relationship/Closeness; Parenting Skills/Styles; Parents, Behavior; Punishment, Corporal; Self-Regulation/Self-Control

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The present study examined the contribution of caregiving practices at ages 4–5 (Time 1) to children's capacity for self-regulation at ages 8–9 (Time 2). The multi-ethnic sample comprised 549 children of National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) participants. High levels of maternal warmth and low levels of physically punitive discipline at Time 1 were associated with a greater capacity for self-regulation at Time 2. These associations remained significant once initial levels of self-regulation were taken into account, indicating that the development of self-regulation is open to caregiver influence during childhood. Neither child gender nor ethnicity moderated the effects of early parenting practices on later self-regulation; the interaction between low maternal warmth and high discipline was also non-significant. Findings add to the literature on how early parenting practices shape children's capacity for effective self-regulation, and have implications for researchers and practitioners. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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Colman, Rebecca A., Sam A. Hardy, Myesha Albert, Marcela Raffaelli and Lisa J. Crockett. "Early Predictors of Self-Regulation in Middle Childhood." Infant and Child Development 15,4 (July/August 2006): 421-437.