Longitudinal relations between parental media monitoring and adolescent aggression, prosocial behavior, and externalizing problems
Parental mediation, Parental monitoring, Media, Prosocial behavior, Aggression, Externalizing problems+
The current study examined longitudinal relations between parental media monitoring and adolescent behavior, and explored indirect effects via sympathy and self-regulation. A sample of adolescents and their mothers from Northwestern and Mountain West cities in the USA participated in a study at three time points, approximately one year apart (N = 681; M age of child at Time 3 = 13.33, SD = 1.06; 51% female; 73% European American, 9% African American, 17% Multi-ethnic). Though findings varied by reporter, results suggested that restrictive and active media monitoring were indirectly associated with adolescents' prosocial behavior, aggression, and externalizing behavior, with restrictive monitoring being somewhat maladaptive and active monitoring adaptive. The discussion focuses on the need to examine multiple aspects of media monitoring, and highlights implications of findings for parents.
Original Publication Citation
Padilla-Walker, L. M., Coyne, S. M., & *Collier, K. (2016). Longitudinal relations between parental media monitoring and adolescent aggression, prosocial behavior, and externalizing problems. Journal of Adolescence, 46, 86-97.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Padilla-Walker, Laura M.; Coyne, Sarah; and Collier, Kevin Matthew, "Longitudinal relations between parental media monitoring and adolescent aggression, prosocial behavior, and externalizing problems" (2016). Faculty Publications. 2316.
Journal of Adolescence
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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