Interparental conflict and parenting behaviors: A meta-analytic review

Ambika Krishnakumar, Cheryl Buehler

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The purpose of this study is to examine the association between interparental conflict and parenting using meta-analytic review techniques. One-hundred and thirty-eight effect sizes from 39 studies are analyzed. The overall average weighted effect size is -.62, indicating a moderate association and support for the spillover hypothesis. The parenting behaviors most impacted by interparental conflict are harsh discipline and parental acceptance. Several moderating effects for subject and method characteristics are significant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-44
Number of pages20
JournalFamily Relations
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2000


  • Interparental conflict marital conflict marriage meta-analysis parenting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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