ERIC Number: EJ1172415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Longitudinal Relations among Parenting Styles, Prosocial Behaviors, and Academic Outcomes in U.S. Mexican Adolescents
Carlo, Gustavo; White, Rebecca M. B.; Streit, Cara; Knight, George P.; Zeiders, Katharine H.
Child Development, v89 n2 p577-592 Mar-Apr 2018
This article examined parenting styles and prosocial behaviors as longitudinal predictors of academic outcomes in U.S. Mexican youth. Adolescents (N = 462; Wave 1 M[subscript age] = 10.4 years; 48.1% girls), parents, and teachers completed parenting, prosocial behavior, and academic outcome measures at 5th, 10th, and 12th grades. "Authoritative" parents were more likely to have youth who exhibited high levels of prosocial behaviors than those who were "moderately demanding" and "less involved." Fathers and mothers who were less involved and mothers who were "moderately demanding" were less likely than "authoritative" parents to have youth who exhibited high levels of prosocial behaviors. Prosocial behaviors were positively associated with academic outcomes. Discussion focuses on parenting, prosocial behaviors, and academic attitudes in understanding youth academic performance.
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Correlation, Parenting Styles, Prosocial Behavior, Mexican Americans, Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Authoritarianism, Teacher Attitudes, Grade 5, Grade 10, Grade 12, Fathers, Mothers, Outcomes of Education, Predictor Variables
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: MH68920