Parental fears and (over)protective parenting in the context of their child’s diabetes: a mixed-method approach

01 October 2015 → 30 September 2019
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
    • General psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
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Project description

Parents of a child with diabetes have a burdensoms responsibility for diabetes management. The project aims at investigating (a) the impact of parental fears upon child outcomes and the possible bidirectional relationships, (b) the mediating role of parental behaviour in the impact of parental fears upon child outcomes and (c) resilience mechanisms buffering against the negative impact of parental fears.