Keywords

adolescents, parenting, psychological control, self-regulation

Abstract

The present study examined the intraindividual, longitudinal, cross-lagged associations between adolescents’ perceptions of mothers’ and fathers’ psychologically controlling parenting and their self-regulation from ages 11–17. Using 7 waves of data involving 500 families and their adolescents (Mage 11.29; SD 1.01 at Wave 1), results indicated that adolescent-reported increases in mothers’ and fathers’ psychological control prospectively and uniquely predicted intraindividual decrements in their self- regulation, controlling for prior levels of self-regulation. Sex differences were largely absent except for one, where fathers’ psychological control predicted adolescent females’, but not males’, declines in self-regulation, and where reverse associations manifested. Implications for intervention efforts are suggested for parents, educators, and practitioners, and future directions for research are discussed.

Original Publication Citation

Rogers, A.A., *Memmott-Elison, M., Padilla-Walker, L.M., & *Byon, J. (2019). Perceived parental psychological control predicts intraindividual decrements in self-regulation throughout adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 55, 2352-2364.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2019-09-12

Publisher

Developmental Psychology

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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