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Table 4 Correlations between CBCL and parental stress scores in foster and biological families and in the total sample

From: Children’s mental health problems and their relation to parental stress in foster mothers and fathers

  CBCL total score CBCL externalizing score CBCL internalizing score
Total sample
 Maternal parental distress (scale) .52*** (n = 198) .57*** (n = 198) .34*** (n = 198)
 Paternal parental distress (scale) .33*** (n = 172) .38*** (n = 172) .16* (n = 172)
Foster families
 Maternal parental distress (scale) .43*** (n = 69) .48*** (n = 69) .30* (n = 69)
 Paternal parental distress (scale) .34** (n = 63) .36*** (n = 63) .17 (n = 63)
Biological families
 Maternal parental distress (scale) .55*** (n = 124) .61*** (n = 124) .33*** (n = 124)
 Paternal parental distress (scale) .33*** (n = 106) .40*** (n = 106) .13 (n = 106)
  1. p < .05, ** p < .01, *** p < .001