Characteristics of Mother-Child Interactions Related to Adolescents’ Positive Values and Behaviors
parenting, positive values, prosocial behaviors, values internalization.
The purpose of this study was to examine a theoretical model that considered accurate perception and acceptance of maternal values in relation to adolescents’ positive values and behaviors. One hundred ﬁfty-one mother-adolescent dyads completed measures targeting adolescent and maternal perceptions of prosocial values and adolescent behaviors (M age of adolescent ¼ 16.34 years). Path analysis using structure equation modeling revealed that accurate perception and acceptance of maternal values were positively related, both additively and multiplicatively, to personal values. Accurate perception and acceptance were negatively related to adolescents’ antisocial behaviors, and personal values were positively related to adolescents’ prosocial behaviors. The current study provides insight into how maternal discipline might inﬂuence adolescent behaviors indirectly through mother-adolescent interactions.
Original Publication Citation
Padilla-Walker, L.M. (2007). Characteristics of mother-adolescent interactions related to prosocial values and behaviors. Journal of Marriage and Family, 69, 675-686.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Padilla-Walker, Laura M., "Characteristics of Mother-Child Interactions Related to Adolescents’ Positive Values and Behaviors" (2007). Faculty Publications. 4921.
Journal of Marriage and Family
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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