Using the Marschak interaction method rating system for Chinese families: Relationship between parent-child interaction pattern and child's social behavior
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AbstractThis study investigated the use of the Marschak Interaction Method Rating System (MIMRS) in assessing parent-child interaction patterns and its relationship with preschool children's social behavior in a Chinese sample. Fifty-two preschoolers and their parents (either mother or father) participated in the study. The MIMRS demonstrated moderate to high internal consistency. There was also a moderate positive correlation between the MIMRS and the Kinship Centre Attachment Questionnaire (Kappenberg & Halpern, 2006). With reference to parent-child interaction and the child's social behavior, a negative relationship was identified between child anger/aggressive behavior and parent's nurturing toward his or her child. In addition, a child's demonstration of exploratory behavior, reciprocity with parent, and regulatory capacities were positively related to that child's social competence and negatively related to the child's anger/aggressive behavior. The practical uses of the MIMRS as a screening tool for working with parents and children in a non-Western culture are discussed. © 2010 Association for Play Therapy.
All Author(s) ListSiu A.F.Y., Yuen E.Y.H.
Journal nameInternational Journal of Play Therapy
Volume Number19
Issue Number4
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
Place of PublicationUnited States
Pages209 - 221
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsChinese, Marschak Interaction Method, parent-child relationship, preschoolers

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