ERIC Number: EJ746735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Reference Count: 29
Parenting Practices and Adolescents Friendship Networks
Knoester, Chris; Haynie, Dana L.; Stephens, Crystal M.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v68 n5 p1247-1260 Dec 2006
Using data on 11,044 adolescents from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, we examine the relationship between parenting practices and the composition of an adolescents friendship network. In general, parent-child relationship quality, selecting a neighborhood because of its schools, and parents supervision are negatively associated with having a more delinquent friendship network but positively associated with having a more prosocial network. These results suggest that parents have the capacity to shape the characteristics of their child's friendship networks, even after taking into account the likelihood that adolescents have friends who are similar to themselves.
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Child Rearing, Friendship, Adolescents, Longitudinal Studies, Neighborhoods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health