ERIC Number: EJ852777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Direct and Indirect Pathways between Parental Constructive Behavior and Adolescent Affiliation with Achievement-Oriented Peers
Chen, Zeng-yin; Dornbusch, Sanford M.; Liu, Ruth X.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v16 n6 p837-858 Dec 2007
We investigated the direct and indirect pathways through which parental constructive behavior may influence the adolescent's affiliation with achievement-oriented peers. Using a longitudinal survey data set from nine California and Wisconsin high schools (from 9th through 12th grades, with an approximate age range from 14 through 18) structural equation models were estimated. Our longitudinal analyses confirmed an "indirect" effect from Time 1 parental constructive behavior and a "direct" effect from Time 2 parental constructive behavior on an increase in the perceived achievement orientation of friends at Time 2, net of the stability effect from the prior values of the perceived achievement orientation of friends at Time 1. A point to be emphasized is that parental influence on peer affiliation in late adolescence remains significant even as parental involvement in adolescents' lives diminishes. In addition, the direct effect from Time 2 parental constructive behavior on the perceived achievement-orientation of friends appears stronger for boys than for girls.
Descriptors: Late Adolescents, Adolescents, Structural Equation Models, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Achievement Need, Academic Achievement, Parent Child Relationship, Longitudinal Studies, Parent Influence, Peer Groups, Gender Differences, High Schools, Goal Orientation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: California; Wisconsin