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ERIC Number: EJ977125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-398X
Parental and Late Adolescent Psychopathology: Mothers May Provide Support When Needed Most
McKinney, Cliff; Milone, Mary Catherine
Child Psychiatry and Human Development, v43 n5 p747-760 Oct 2012
Research links negative parenting and parental psychopathology to poorer outcomes among youth. Less research examines these effects simultaneously during late adolescence. The current study examines parenting, parental psychopathology, and late adolescent psychopathology as reported by late adolescents (N = 328) with the use of structural equation modeling. Results of measurement models indicate that parental psychopathology and parenting are related to late adolescent psychopathology. However, results of structural models indicate that the effect of parenting on late adolescent psychopathology becomes non-significant in the paternal model and reverses in the maternal model. Interestingly, maternal parenting is associated with higher levels of late adolescent psychopathology, suggesting that mothers provide their late adolescents with more supportive parenting when it is needed most. Overall, results suggest the importance of examining parenting characteristics simultaneously in the context of gender and other variables.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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