Maternal Support Networks, Maternal Cognitions, and Young Children's Social and Cognitive Development

Gail F. Melson, Gary W. Ladd, Hui‐Chin ‐C Hsu

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Abstract

The relations among maternal support networks, maternal perceptions of parenting, maternal attributions for parenting situations, and children's social development, as indexed by peer acceptance, and cognitive performance, as indexed by the PPVT‐R and PSI, were examined in a sample of 69 mothers and their preschool‐age children. Network characteristics directly predicted cognitive performance and indirectly predicted peer acceptance through effects on maternal perceptions and attributions. Parent cognitions as mediators of network effects on children's development are discussed, addressing variation due to network dimensions, types of parent cognitions, and domain of children's development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1401-1417
Number of pages17
JournalChild development
Volume64
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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