ERIC Number: EJ1167219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Maternal Parenting Style and Delinquency by Race and the Moderating Effect of Structural Disadvantage
Mowen, Thomas J.; Schroeder, Ryan D.
Youth & Society, v50 n2 p139-159 Mar 2018
Contemporary research suggests authoritative parenting is the most effective parenting style in deterring juvenile delinquency. Some research has found there are differences in parenting style between racial groups due to structural disadvantage faced by marginalized individuals. Yet, relatively little is known about how racial differences in parenting and the moderating effect of disadvantage relate to juvenile delinquency. The current project explores parenting style differences among Black, Hispanic, and White mothers and the moderating impact of disadvantage on delinquency. Results indicate authoritarian parenting is least effective in deterring delinquency among all racial groups; however, neighborhood disadvantage provides a negative moderating effect between authoritarian parenting and delinquency for Black youth only, whereas uninvolved parenting was related to delinquency for White youth only.
Descriptors: Mothers, Parenting Styles, Delinquency, Racial Differences, Prevention, Parent Child Relationship, Disadvantaged, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Whites, Authoritarianism, Comparative Analysis, Neighborhoods, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Peer Influence, Interviews, Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth