Parents' affect, adolescent cognitive representations, and adolescent social development

Paley, Blair, Conger, Rand D and Harold, Gordon T (2000) Parents' affect, adolescent cognitive representations, and adolescent social development. Journal of Marriage and Family, 62 (3). pp. 761-776. ISSN 0022-2445

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Prior research regarding the role of parent-child relationships in children's social development generally has been limited to concurrent or short-term longitudinal data and has focused primarily on mothers' influence in the early or middle childhood years. Using a multimethod, multiinformant design, the present study extends previous findings by examining whether maternal and paternal affect predicted adolescent social behavior and peer acceptance 2 years later. Both maternal and paternal affect had significant direct and indirect effects (via adolescent cognitive representations of parents) on adolescent negative social behavior as reported by siblings, which in turn predicted decreased peer acceptance as rated by teachers. Findings suggest that both mothers and fathers shape adolescent social development and attest to the importance of exploring multiple pathways that may account for continuity in parent-child and peer relationships.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Depositing User: Carmel Stevenson
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 12:33
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 12:33
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