volume 26, issue 2, P185-191 2002
DOI: 10.1080/01650250114300003
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Abstract: The present study investigated the relation between mothers’ generalised expectancies, mothers’ self-reported parenting practices, and their children’s optimism, pessimism, and depressive symptoms. A community sample of 81 children, 8–12 years old, and their mothers participated. Questionnaires were used to assess four parenting dimensions (control, structure, support, and autonomy granting), as well as mothers’ and children’s optimism, pessimism, and depressive symptoms. Results showed that maternal pessimis…

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