Interparental conflict and youth maladjustment: The buffering effects of petsThe Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work (2004)
AbstractChildren who experience interparental conflict have more difficulty with internalizing and externalizing problems. Children's ability to manage their emotional and physiological arousal buffer them from the effects of interparental conflict. The child-pet bond is associated with emotional and physiological management, yet researchers have not explored the buffering effects of this relationship in the face of interparental conflict. This article reviews salient literature and presents implications for social work research and practice on this topic.
Citation InformationElizabeth Strand. "Interparental conflict and youth maladjustment: The buffering effects of pets" The Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work Vol. 7 Iss. 3 (2004)
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