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Table 6 Correlations of parental well-being at baseline with reported child difficulties, and with parental social support, parenting satisfaction and family communication

From: Parents of young people with self-harm or suicidal behaviour who seek help – a psychosocial profile

Variable n Kendall’s Tau p
Child’s strengths and difficulties (SDQ total) 125 .174 .007*
Perceived social support (MSPSS) 128 -.046 .470
Parenting satisfaction (KPS) 129 -.404 .000*
Family communication (FAD subscale) 128 .142 .030**
  1. Notes: *Correlation significant at p < .01 level. **Correlation significant at p < .05 level. A high score on the GHQ (i.e., ≥ 3) indicates poorer well-being. A high score on the SDQ (i.e., ≥ 17) indicates abnormal functioning. A high score on the MSPSS (upper third of scores) indicates high support. A high score on the KPS indicates higher satisfaction. A high score on the FAD indicates poorer communication functioning.