ERIC Number: EJ881980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
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Mothers' and Fathers' Responsive Problem Solving with Early Adolescents: Do Gender, Shyness, and Social Acceptance Make a Difference?
Miller, Scott R.; Brody, Gene H.; Murry, Velma M.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v19 n3 p298-307 Jun 2010
We assessed the extent to which youths' (n = 231) shyness and social acceptance in preadolescence were associated with parents' responsive problem solving 1 year later after controlling for initial levels of parents' problem solving. Teachers (n = 176) completed assessments of youths' shyness and social acceptance, and parents (n = 231 married pairs) completed assessments of their responsive problem solving with the child. For shy daughters, higher levels of social acceptance from peers predicted more responsive problem solving from fathers. Greater social acceptance predicted marginally less maternal problem solving for sons, but greater social acceptance predicted marginally more maternal problem solving with daughters. Results suggest the salience of child gender, shyness, and social acceptance when considering typical levels of parental involvement with youth. Implications for parents include the importance of successful problem solving discussions with emerging adolescents, especially youth who are shy or excluded by peers.
Descriptors: Shyness, Daughters, Parent Participation, Problem Solving, Adolescents, Parent School Relationship, Peer Acceptance, Fathers, Gender Differences, Prediction, Sons, Rejection (Psychology)
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