ERIC Number: EJ857557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Adolescent Adjustment and Patterns of Parents' Behaviors in Early and Middle Adolescence
Simpkins, Sandra D.; Bouffard, Suzanne M.; Dearing, Eric; Kreider, Holly; Wimer, Chris; Caronongan, Pia; Weiss, Heather B.
Journal of Research on Adolescence, v19 n3 p530-557 Sep 2009
In this study, we identified unique clusters of parenting behaviors based on parents' school involvement, community involvement, rule-setting, and cognitive stimulation with data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics-Child Development Supplement. In early (n = 668) and middle adolescence (n = 634), parents who provided high cognitive stimulation (i.e., cognitive enrichment parents) or engaged in all parenting behaviors (i.e., engaged parents) had the highest family income, parent education, and percentage of European Americans. Adolescents of cognitive enrichment or engaged parents often evidenced the highest academic and social adjustment. Adolescents whose parents set a large number of rules (i.e., "Rule setters") or were also heavily involved in the community (i.e., the "Managers" cluster) had the lowest adjustment.
Descriptors: Family Income, Adolescents, Child Development, Adjustment (to Environment), Early Adolescents, Parenting Styles, Parent Participation, Stimulation, Cognitive Development, Parent Influence, Child Rearing, Educational Attainment, Racial Differences, Whites
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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