The Prediction of Preschool Problems Predicting Internalizing Behavior

Blocks in the model predicted R2 = .43 of the variance of internalizing (see Table 22.3). The demographic (Hollingshead maternal education, immigrant status, child age) and family violence (partner violence to mother and partner violence to child) blocks did not significantly contribute to internalizing behaviors. In contrast, the maternal functioning block contributed independently and substantially, R2 = .30, to the variance of internalizing behavior problems. Within the maternal functioning block, global distress (^= .60) and positive parenting (^ = -.16) yield significant standardized beta coefficients, in that mothers with higher global distress and lower positive parenting reported higher internalizing behavior problems. The exposure to chronic community violence block, entered as the last step, and after controlling for the demographic, family violence, and maternal functioning blocks contributed independently, albeit modestly, to the variance of internalizing behavior problems (R2 = .04).

Predicting Externalizing Behavior

Blocks in the model predicted R2 = .34 of the variance of child externalizing behavior problems (see Table 22.3). The demographic block (Hollingshead maternal education, immigrant status, child age) contributed R2 = .10 to the variance of externalizing behavior. Within the demographic block, mothers with a lower educational level, born in the United States, and with older children, reported higher externalizing behavior problems. There was a tendency for the family violence block (partner violence to mother and partner violence to child) to impact on externalizing behavior (p < .06). The

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