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Parental Support, Psychological Control and Behavioral Control: Assessing Relevance Across Time, Culture and Method

Parental Support, Psychological Control and Behavioral Control: Assessing Relevance Across Time, Culture and Method

Brian K. Barber (Editor), Heidi E. Stolz (Editor), Joseph A. Olsen (Editor), Willis F. Overton (Series Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-15389-8

Dec 2005, Wiley-Blackwell

162 pages

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What can parents, and others interested in adolescents, do to facilitate their healthy development? In many decades of work, researchers have continually identified three central dimensions of parenting: support, behavioral control, and psychological control, all of which have been associated consistently with either positive or negative indicators of adolescent functioning. Notwithstanding its volume, the research has been non specific as to the effects of these dimensions and has otherwise been limited by a predominant concentration on western families. This monograph reported on research that addressed these limitations by testing specific effects of the parenting dimensions and by doing with multiple analytic techniques on data from adolescents in 11 cultures across the world. In al sites, it was found that support was associated with higher adolescent social competence and lower depression; psychological control with higher depression and antisocial behavior; and behavioral control with lower antisocial behavior. Recommendations included considering that these dimensions are the parental contribution to relationship types or socialization conditions that, when achieved, (with parents or other significant person) are responsible for the effects.
Abstracts vii.

I. Introduction 1.

II. The Conceptual Framework 14.

III. U.S Samples and Measures 21.

IV. Assessing Relevence AcrossTime: U.S. Analyses and Results 26.

V.Assessing Relevence Across Culture: Cross-National Replications 58.

VI. Assessing Relevence Across Method: U.S. Dominence Analysis 73.

VII. Assessing Relevence Across Method: Cross-Natioanl Dominance Analyses 96.

VIII. Discussion 105.

References 125.

Acknowledgements 137.

Commentary- Parsing Parenting Refining Models of Parental Influence During Adolescence.

W. Andrew Collins 138.

A Conversation About Data Presentation.

Margaret Burchinal 146.

Contributors 148.

Statement of Editorial Policy 150Abstracts vii.

I. Introduction 1.

II. The Conceptual Framework 14.

III. U.S Samples and Measures 21.

IV. Assessing Relevence AcrossTime: U.S. Analyses and Results 26.

V.Assessing Relevence Across Culture: Cross-National Replications 58.

VI. Assessing Relevence Across Method: U.S. Dominence Analysis 73.

VII. Assessing Relevence Across Method: Cross-Natioanl Dominance Analyses 96.

VIII. Discussion 105.

References 125.

Acknowledgements 137.

Commentary.

Parsing Parenting Refining Models of Parental Influence During Adolescence.

W. Andrew Collins 138.

A Conversation About Data Presentation.

Margaret Burchinal 146.

Contributors 148.

Statement of Editorial Policy 150


  • Looks at what parents and other caregivers can do to facilitate healthy development in adolescents.
  • Reports on research that addresses the limitations of the three most widely accepted dimensions of parenting: support, behavior control, and psychological control.
  • Research tests specific effects of the parenting dimensions with multiple analytic techniques on data from adolescents in 11 cultures across the world.
  • Makes recommendations based on the research results.