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Characteristics of physical aggression in children of immigrant mothers and non-immigrant mothers: A cross-sectional analysis of the Survey of Young Canadians

TitleCharacteristics of physical aggression in children of immigrant mothers and non-immigrant mothers: A cross-sectional analysis of the Survey of Young Canadians
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsKim, T. H. M., Deol S., Lee M., and Tamim H.
JournalJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Volume21
Pages56 - 65
Keywordsimmigrants, mothers, physical aggression, preschool children
Abstract

Physical aggression (PA) is important to regulate as early as the preschool years in order to ensure healthy development of children. This study aims to determine the prevalence and characteristics of PA in children of immigrant and non-immigrant mothers. Secondary data analysis was conducted using the nationwide 2010 Survey for Young Canadians, limited to children 4–9 years of age. Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression was performed, with the outcome, PA, and covariates including maternal, child, household and neighbourhood characteristics. Twenty percent of children of non-immigrant mothers and 16% of children of immigrant mothers reported PA. The only common characteristic of PA between children of non-immigrant (Adj OR 1.44, 95% CI 1.09–1.89) and immigrant mothers (Adj OR 2.08, 95% CI 1.07–4.03) was viewing violent movies/shows. The characteristics of PA differ between children of immigrant versus non-immigrant mothers therefore healthcare providers, policy makers, and researchers should be mindful to address PA in these two groups separately, and find ways to tailor current recommended coping strategies and teach children alternative ways to solve problems based on their needs.

URLhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10903-018-0712-y
DOI10.1007/s10903-018-0712-y
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RDC
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Publication language(s)
English