ERIC Number: EJ737776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Relations between Parenting and Externalizing and Internalizing Problem Behaviour in Early Adolescence: Child Behaviour as Moderator and Predictor
Reitz, E.; Dekovic, M.; Meijer, A. M.
Journal of Adolescence, v29 n3 p419-436 Jun 2006
In this longitudinal study we investigated relations between parenting and externalizing and internalizing problem behaviour during early adolescence. First, we examined parenting effects on problem behaviour, including child behaviour as a moderator. Second, we examined child behaviour as predictor of parenting, also including moderator effects. A total of 650 13- to 14-year-olds filled out the Youth Self-Report and questionnaires about parenting at two times within a one-year interval. Relations between parenting and problem behaviour appeared to be stronger for externalizing than for internalizing problem behaviour. Both parenting effects and child effects were found. Parenting significantly predicted an increase in externalizing problem behaviour one year later. Adolescent's previous level of problem behaviour predicted changes in parenting (involvement and decisional autonomy granting). In addition, parental and child characteristics interacted in predicting outcome.
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Parenting Styles, Child Behavior, Predictor Variables, Longitudinal Studies, Child Rearing, Questionnaires, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands