Bidirectional Relations Between Authoritative Parenting and Adolescents’ Prosocial Behaviors
Authoritative Parenting, prosocial behavior in adolescents, parenting style, adolescent development
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
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Padilla-Walker, Laura M.; Carlo, Gustavo; Christensen, Katherine J.; and Yorgason, Jeremy B., "Bidirectional Relations Between Authoritative Parenting and Adolescents’ Prosocial Behaviors" (2012). Faculty Publications. 4761.
Journal of Research on Adolescents
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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