Table 6

Spearman’s correlations with child’s socioemotional functioning at 3 months

VariableSDQ emotional problemsSDQ conduct problemsSDQ hyperactivitySDQ peer problemsSDQ prosocial behaviourSDQ total
Injury talk−0.20−0.06−0.20−0.51*0.06−0.29
Direct injury talk−0.36*0.07−0.26−0.38*−0.01−0.31
Indirect injury talk−0.15−0.15−0.17−0.55*0.09−0.29
Total injury talk with mother−0.03−0.18−0.29−0.40*0.23−0.29
Direct injury talk with mother−0.06−0.18−0.30−0.220.18−0.28
Indirect injury talk with mother−0.10−0.17−0.23−0.49*0.27−0.31
Total injury talk with father−0.18−0.44*−0.23−0.180.37*−0.33
Direct injury talk with father−0.26−0.34−0.31−0.140.31−0.33
Indirect injury talk with father−0.13−0.50*−0.14−0.190.32−0.30
Overall tone−0.160.07−0.19−0.060.23−0.15
Mother tone0.09−0.16−0.21−0.250.56*−0.17
Father tone0.050.24−0.11−0.08−0.080.00
  • n=32.

  • *p<0.05, injury talk presented as percentage of wake time.

  • SDQ, Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire.