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ERIC Number: EJ799223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7240
Parenting Dimensions and Adolescents' Internalisation of Moral Values
Hardy, Sam A.; Padilla-Walker, Laura M.; Carlo, Gustavo
Journal of Moral Education, v37 n2 p205-223 Jun 2008
This study examined relations between parenting dimensions (involvement, autonomy support and structure) and adolescents' moral values internalisation. A sample of 101 adolescents (71% female; 76% white; M age = 16.10, SD = 1.17) reported on the parenting behaviour of one of their parents and on their own moral values. Four forms of values regulation were assessed (external, introjected, identified and integrated), as well as overall internalisation. Structure was positively linked to external and introjected regulation, involvement was positively associated with identified and integrated regulation and structure was negatively linked to overall internalisation. Additionally, positive interactions were found for autonomy support and involvement predicting identified and integrated regulation. Implications for parenting and moral education are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A