The influence of home-rearing environment on children's behavioral problems 3 years’ later

Wencan Chen, Emiko Tanaka, Kumi Watanabe, Etsuko Tomisaki, Taeko Watanabe, Bailiang Wu, Tokie Anme

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Reduction of children's behavioral problems has the potential to ameliorate parental stress, mental health problems, and family dysfunction. The current study was designed as a 3-year longitudinal study with secondary data. A total of 99 caregivers with preschool aged children were required to complete two self-reported questionnaires: the Index of Child Care Environment and Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. It demonstrated that a positive home-rearing environment had a positive influence on children's behavioral problem 3 years’ later. Our study suggests that we may reduce behavioral problems in children's later development by providing a positive home rearing environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-193
Number of pages9
JournalPsychiatry Research
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 30
Externally publishedYes



  • Longitudinal study
  • Parenting
  • Preschool aged child
  • Problem behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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