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ERIC Number: EJ1139017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Effects of Maternal Parenting and Mother-Child Relationship Quality on Short-Term Longitudinal Change in Self-Regulation in Early Adolescence
Moilanen, Kristin L.; Rambo-Hernandez, Karen E.
Journal of Early Adolescence, v37 n5 p618-641 May 2017
The purpose of the present study was to explore the degree to which short-term longitudinal change in adolescent self-regulation was attributable to maternal parenting and mother-child relationship quality. A total of 821 mother-adolescent dyads provided data in the 1992 and 1994 waves of the Children of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth-1979 (52.5% male; 24.2% Hispanic, 36.7% African American, 39.1% European American; adolescents' initial age range = 10-12 years). Consistent with hypotheses, longitudinal improvements in young adolescents' self-regulation were associated with high levels of mother-child relationship quality and low levels of maternal discipline. The association between self-regulation in 1992 and 1994 was moderated by child sex and maternal discipline. Thus, this study provides further evidence favoring the exploration of the parent-child relational context in addition to discrete parenting behaviors in studies on self-regulation during the early adolescent years.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth; Home Observation for Measurement of Environment
Grant or Contract Numbers: RO1MH62977