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Home chaos: sociodemographic, parenting, interactional, and child correlates.
J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2005 Mar; 34(1):93-104.JC

Abstract

We conducted 2 studies to (a) establish the usefulness of the construct of home chaos, (b) investigate its correlates, and (c) determine the validity of the Confusion, Hubbub, and Order Scale (CHAOS) used to measure the construct in each study. Study 1 relied on a sample of European American preschoolers and their mothers and Study 2 on a sample of African American school-age children and their caregivers. Home chaos was associated with less effective parental discipline; elevated behavior problems, limited attentional focusing, and reduced ability to understand and respond to social cues in children; and reduced accuracy and efficiency in a cooperative parent-child interactional task, after controlling for potential confounds. It is concluded that (a) home chaos is not a proxy for adverse social or psychological circumstances but a useful construct in its own right; (b) home chaos is associated with multiple detrimental correlates in parents and children; and (c) the CHAOS scale provides an adequate and economical measure of home confusion and disorganization that should prove useful in clinical research with diverse populations.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA. jdumas@purdue.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15677284

Citation

Dumas, Jean E., et al. "Home Chaos: Sociodemographic, Parenting, Interactional, and Child Correlates." Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology : the Official Journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53, vol. 34, no. 1, 2005, pp. 93-104.
Dumas JE, Nissley J, Nordstrom A, et al. Home chaos: sociodemographic, parenting, interactional, and child correlates. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2005;34(1):93-104.
Dumas, J. E., Nissley, J., Nordstrom, A., Smith, E. P., Prinz, R. J., & Levine, D. W. (2005). Home chaos: sociodemographic, parenting, interactional, and child correlates. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology : the Official Journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53, 34(1), 93-104.
Dumas JE, et al. Home Chaos: Sociodemographic, Parenting, Interactional, and Child Correlates. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2005;34(1):93-104. PubMed PMID: 15677284.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Home chaos: sociodemographic, parenting, interactional, and child correlates. AU - Dumas,Jean E, AU - Nissley,Jenelle, AU - Nordstrom,Alicia, AU - Smith,Emilie Phillips, AU - Prinz,Ronald J, AU - Levine,Douglas W, PY - 2005/1/29/pubmed PY - 2005/4/27/medline PY - 2005/1/29/entrez SP - 93 EP - 104 JF - Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53 JO - J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol VL - 34 IS - 1 N2 - We conducted 2 studies to (a) establish the usefulness of the construct of home chaos, (b) investigate its correlates, and (c) determine the validity of the Confusion, Hubbub, and Order Scale (CHAOS) used to measure the construct in each study. Study 1 relied on a sample of European American preschoolers and their mothers and Study 2 on a sample of African American school-age children and their caregivers. Home chaos was associated with less effective parental discipline; elevated behavior problems, limited attentional focusing, and reduced ability to understand and respond to social cues in children; and reduced accuracy and efficiency in a cooperative parent-child interactional task, after controlling for potential confounds. It is concluded that (a) home chaos is not a proxy for adverse social or psychological circumstances but a useful construct in its own right; (b) home chaos is associated with multiple detrimental correlates in parents and children; and (c) the CHAOS scale provides an adequate and economical measure of home confusion and disorganization that should prove useful in clinical research with diverse populations. SN - 1537-4416 UR - https://wwww.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15677284/Home_chaos:_sociodemographic_parenting_interactional_and_child_correlates_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1207/s15374424jccp3401_9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -