‘My Mom Makes Me So Angry!’ Adolescent Perceptions of Mother–Child Interactions as Correlates of Adolescent Emotions
adolescent emotion; adolescent perceptions; parental socialization; appropriateness
The purpose of the current study was to examine adolescents’ perceptions of mother–child interactions as correlates of adolescents’ positive, negative, and guilt emotions. Two hundred thirty-four adolescents (M age = 16.39, SD = 1.17) completed measures assessing parenting practices in response to typical mother–child interactions in both positive and negative contexts. Adolescents also reported on the appropriateness of parenting practices, their parents’ intentions, and their own emotional responses. Multiple regression analyses suggested that in positive contexts, parenting practices, appropriateness, and parental intent were related to adolescent emotions; but in negative contexts, only parental appropriateness was related to adolescent emotions. Discussion focuses on the importance of considering aspects of socialization other than parental discipline when studying adolescent emotions, and it highlights the importance of positive socialization contexts
Original Publication Citation
Padilla-Walker, L. M. (2008). “My mom makes me so angry!” Adolescent perceptions of mother-child interactions as determinants of adolescent emotions. Social Development,17, 306-325.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Padilla-Walker, Laura M., "‘My Mom Makes Me So Angry!’ Adolescent Perceptions of Mother–Child Interactions as Correlates of Adolescent Emotions" (2008). Faculty Publications. 4922.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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