ERIC Number: EJ924621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Adolescent Perceptions of Overall Family System Functioning and Parental Behaviors
Henry, Carolyn S.; Robinson, Linda C.; Neal, Rachel A.; Huey, Erron L.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v15 n3 p308-318 Jun 2006
We used a systems perspective to examine relationships between adolescents' perceptions of overall family system functioning and selected parental behaviors. Self-report questionnaire data from 160 ninth and tenth grade students were analyzed using MANCOVA and discriminant analysis. The results showed two parental behaviors, support and monitoring distinguished between types of overall family system functioning. Adolescents in balanced and moderately balanced overall family functioning reported greater parental support, while adolescents in balanced and extreme overall family functioning reported greater parental monitoring. We present the implications of our findings for parent education and assessment.
Descriptors: Parent Education, Parent Child Relationship, Adolescents, Discriminant Analysis, Grade 9, Grade 10, Attitude Measures, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Child Rearing, Family Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 9
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