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ERIC Number: EJ875883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1325
Parenting Styles or Practices? Parenting, Sympathy, and Prosocial Behaviors among Adolescents
Carlo, Gustavo; McGinley, Meredith; Hayes, Rachel; Batenhorst, Candice; Wilkinson, Jamie
Journal of Genetic Psychology, v168 n2 p147-176 Jun 2007
In the present study, the authors examined the relations among parenting styles, parental practices, sympathy, and prosocial behaviors in adolescents. The participants were 233 adolescents (M age = 16.7 years; 69% girls; mostly White) from public high schools in the Midwestern region of the United States who completed measures of prosocial behaviors, parenting styles, parenting practices, and sympathy. Overall, the authors found evidence that parenting practices were significantly associated with adolescents' prosocial behaviors. However, the associations between parenting practices and prosocial behaviors occurred mostly through the indirect relations with sympathy. The relations among parenting practices, sympathy, and prosocial behaviors varied as a function of the specific parenting practice and the specific prosocial behavior. Implications for future research on the study of prosocial development and parenting among adolescents are discussed. (Contains 8 figures, 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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