ERIC Number: EJ818753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
The Contributions of Parenting to Social Competencies and Positive Values in Middle School Youth: Positive Family Communication, Maintaining Standards, and Supportive Family Relationships
Hillaker, Barbara D.; Brophy-Herb, Holly E.; Villarruel, Francisco A.; Haas, Bruce E.
Family Relations, v57 n5 p591-601 Dec 2008
Three aspects of parenting, positive family communication, facilitation of supportive family relationships, and maintenance of standards in the family, were examined as predictors of positive values and social competencies in sixth- (n = 1,453), seventh- (n = 3,732), and eighth- (n = 4,474) grade youth. Hierarchical regression analyses indicated that parenting processes were significant indicators of youth outcomes, both independently and in interaction with each other. Whereas perceptions of parenting processes declined across grade level, the effects of parenting on youth outcomes did not. Parental contributions to basic youth competencies continue to be an important contribution to positive youth development work throughout early adolescence.
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Family Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Family Environment, Predictor Variables, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Early Adolescents, Age Differences, Student Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Parenting Styles
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
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