TitleNegative affect and coping in caregivers of conduct disordered youth
NameOlsen, Erika Ann (author), Wogan, Michael (chair), Hart, Daniel (internal member), Marmorstein, Naomi (internal member), Rutgers University, Camden Graduate School,
Conduct disorders in adolescence,
Conduct disorders in children,
DescriptionThis study aimed to investigate the differences between caregivers of two subgroups of youth with conduct disorder (CD), those with callous-unemotional traits (CU) and those without callous-unemotional traits. The primary focus of this research was to explore the differences of the caregivers across three factors: expression of negative emotions (e.g. anger, fear, anxiety, and depression), coping strategies/interventions, and perceived temperament of their child in toddlerhood. The caregivers from each group were interviewed and given questionnaires to assess their child’s temperament as well as the caregiver’s level of depression, anxiety, and stress. The interviews were transcribed and analyzed. No differences were found across the three variables of interest. The CD caregivers utilized more different types of coping strategies than the CU caregivers; however it is unclear whether or not this finding is the result of chance. This study will serve as a springboard for future research which could potentially aid in the development and implementation of intervention programs for both caregivers and children affected by emotional and behavioral problems.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references
Noteby Erika Ann Olsen
CollectionCamden Graduate School Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.