ERIC Number: EJ788195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
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The Impact of Pubertal Timing and Parental Control on Adolescent Problem Behaviors
Arim, Rubab G.; Shapka, Jennifer D.
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v37 n4 p445-455 Apr 2008
This study examined the relationship among pubertal timing, parental control, and problem behaviors. There were 267 participants, whose ages ranged from 9 to 16 years. Both maternal and paternal psychological control predicted problem behaviors over and above the effects of behavioral control. For boys, early maturation and high levels of paternal psychological control, whereas for girls, on-time maturation and low levels of paternal psychological control were associated with low levels of internalizing problem behaviors. Early maturation and high levels of maternal psychological control predicted high levels of externalizing problem behaviors. The implications of these findings were discussed in terms of the detrimental effects of psychological control on adolescent wellbeing, the role that pubertal timing may or may not play during this period, and finally the need to separately examine fathers' parenting and mothers' parenting while investigating the impact of parental control on adolescent problem behaviors.
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Adolescents, Psychology, Puberty, Child Development, Behavior Problems, Parenting Styles, Correlation, Preadolescents, Parent Influence, Predictor Variables, Gender Differences, Well Being, Psychological Patterns
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