Title

Bidirectional Associations Between Self‐Regulation and Parenting Styles in Early Adolescence

Keywords

adolescent self-regulation, parenting styles

Abstract

The goal of this study was to explore bidirectional associations between teens’ self-regulation and maternal and paternal parenting styles (i.e., authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive-indulgent) over one year. As part of an ongoing longitudinal study, 489 teens ages 11–16 (51% female, 70% European American, 69% in two-parent households) and their parents completed questionnaires on two occasions. Analyses revealed high temporal stability of parenting and self-regulation over time. No cross-lagged effects emerged in either authoritative parenting model. Bidirectional effects were observed in the maternal authoritarian parenting model only. Child effects on parenting were revealed in both permissive-indulgent parenting models. The interpretation of these findings and their implications for future research are delineated in the discussion.

Original Publication Citation

Moilanen, K., *Rasmussen, K., & Padilla-Walker, L.M. (2015). Bidirectional associations between self-regulation and parenting styles in early adolescence. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 25, 246-262.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2014-03-21

Publisher

Journal of Research on Adolescence

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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