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ERIC Number: EJ945636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Adolescent Hope as a Mediator between Parent-Child Connectedness and Adolescent Outcomes
Padilla-Walker, Laura M.; Hardy, Sam A.; Christensen, Katherine J.
Journal of Early Adolescence, v31 n6 p853-879 Dec 2011
This study examines adolescent hope as a mediator between connectedness to mother and father, and positive and negative child outcomes. Participants included 489 adolescents aged 9 to 14 years (M = 11.29; SD = 1.01) and their parents from the "Flourishing Families Project", and data were analyzed using structural equation modeling. Results suggested that hope mediated the relation between child-reported parent-child connectedness and adolescents' prosocial behavior, school engagement, and internalizing behavior. Mother-and father-reported connectedness were not related to adolescent hope but were directly related to behavioral outcomes. This study highlights the importance of adolescents' cognitive-motivational processes for both positive and negative outcomes and has important implications for prevention and intervention programs. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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