Table 5

Spearman’s correlations with child’s socioemotional functioning at 6 weeks

VariableSDQ emotional problemsSDQ conduct problemsSDQ hyperactivitySDQ peer problemsSDQ prosocial behaviourSDQ total
Injury talk0.120.070.020.080.220.07
Direct injury talk0.020.030.120.010.190.03
Indirect injury talk0.110.05−0.040.120.190.06
Total injury talk with mother0.02−0.090.070.010.24−0.04
Direct injury talk with mother−0.02−0.130.14−0.020.26*−0.05
Indirect injury talk with mother0.00−0.080.000.020.19−0.06
Total injury talk with father−0.12−0.15−0.07−0.030.24−0.16
Direct injury talk with father−0.14−0.050.03−0.110.27*−0.14
Indirect injury talk with father−0.14−0.19−0.08−0.020.13−0.17
Overall injury talk tone−0.10−0.03−0.120.110.20−0.07
Mother injury talk tone−0.26−0.15−0.12−0.190.19−0.25
Father injury talk tone−0.31−0.13−0.30−0.17−0.06−0.32
  • n=60.

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

  • SDQ, Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire.