Adolescent reports of aggression as predictors of perceived parenting behaviors and expectations

Kantahyanee W. Murray, Denise L. Haynie, Donna E. Howard, Tina L. Cheng, Bruce Simons-Morton

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Abstract

This study examined the associations between adolescent self-report of aggression and adolescents' perceptions of parenting practices in a sample of African American early adolescents living in low-income, urban communities. Sixth graders (N=209) completed questionnaires about their aggressive behaviors and perceptions of caregivers' parenting practices at two time points during the school year. Path model findings reveal that adolescent-reported aggression at Time 1 predicted higher levels of perceived parent psychological control and perceived parent expectations for aggressive solutions to conflicts at Time 2. Findings suggest that early adolescent aggression elicits negative parenting behaviors at a subsequent time point.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)637-648
Number of pages12
JournalFamily Relations
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

Keywords

  • Adolescent at risk behavior
  • African American related
  • Parenting
  • Urban populations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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