Title

Bidirectional Relations Between Authoritative Parenting and Adolescents’ Prosocial Behaviors

Keywords

Authoritative Parenting, prosocial behavior in adolescents, parenting style, adolescent development

Abstract

This study examined the bidirectional relations between authoritative parenting and adolescents’ prosocial behavior over a 1‐year time period. Data were taken from Time 2 and 3 of the Flourishing Families Project, and included reports from 319 two‐parent families with an adolescent child (M age of child at Time 2 = 12.34, SD = 1.06, 52% girls). Cross‐lag analyses supported bidirectional relations between parenting and prosocial behavior with particular emphasis on the role of the adolescents’ prosocial behavior on subsequent parenting. Results also varied as a function of the reporter. Discussion focuses on the implications for understanding the multifaceted nature of prosocial development in adolescence.

Original Publication Citation

Padilla-Walker, L. M., Carlo, G., Christensen, K. J., & Yorgason, J.B. (2012). Bidirectional relations between authoritative parenting and adolescents’ prosocial behaviors. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 22, 400-408. doi:10.1111/j.1532-7795.2012.00807.x

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2012-05-26

Publisher

Journal of Research on Adolescents

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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