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Paternal family expressiveness as a mediator between father's dispositional optimism and child's dispositional optimism

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Yu, JJ and Ko, YK, Paternal family expressiveness as a mediator between father's dispositional optimism and child's dispositional optimism, The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 174, (6) pp. 677-695. ISSN 0022-1325 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/00221325.2013.783548

Abstract

Although dispositional optimism serves as a resource for psychological and physical well-being, very little research has explored how to promote child dispositional optimism within the family context. The authors evaluated paternal emotional expressiveness within the family as a mediator of the association between father's and child's dispositional optimism. Participants were 422 father (M age = 44.97 years, SD = 4.21 years)–child (M age = 11.75 years, SD = 0.77 years) dyads in South Korea. Results showed that fathers’ dispositional optimism was positively linked to their expressiveness, which in turn was positively linked to their children's dispositional optimism. No significant gender or socioeconomic status differences were found. The findings have important implications for future research and for preventive interventions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:dispositional optimism, expressiveness, father–child relationship
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Author:Yu, JJ (Dr JJ Yu)
ID Code:86653
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-10-08
Last Modified:2015-03-05
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