Dissertation - NLU Access
Psy.D. Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Clinical Psychology - Florida School of Professional Psychology
Patricia Dixon, Psy.D.
Marcia Pita, Ph.D.
This clinical research project, by design and intention, sought to explore parental attributions of child problem behavior and its potential relationship to psychopathology. Additionally, the etiology of parenting perceptions was examined, with identified factors that have been linked with childhood problem behaviors and disorders. Based on a thorough literature review, and positing conceptual associations, a transitive relationship is proposed relating parental social cognitions, parenting styles, and developmental trajectories of clinical psychopathology. Interventions are identified that have been shown to be efficacious in promoting more accurate parental perceptions. Finally, contemporary issues with addressing this topic in the field are discussed, with implications for its impact on clinical assessment.
Rosen, Robert, "Parental Attributions and Misperceptions of Child Problem Behavior: An Etiological Review Through a Lens of Cultural Competence" (2019). Dissertations. 368.