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24-11-2022 | Original Paper

Age as a Curvilinear Moderator for Parental Solicitation and Adolescent Risk Behavior

Auteurs: Anna D. Drozdova, Isabelle M. Clough, April Gile Thomas

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 9/2023

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Abstract

Parents have adopted a variety of strategies for monitoring their adolescent children; yet, some strategies are more strongly associated with risk-taking during adolescence. The present study examined how age moderates the association between parental monitoring and adolescent risk-taking. Participants (N = 117, Mage = 15.21 years) were predominantly female (64.1%), and the largest racial/ethnic group in the sample was Asian (57.3%). Participants’ reports of risk behavior were regressed on participants’ reports of parental monitoring, and age was explored quadratically as a curvilinear moderator. Among more frequently monitored adolescents, risk-taking was lower in mid-adolescence and higher in later adolescence; among less frequently monitored adolescents, risk-taking was higher in early and mid-adolescence and lower in later adolescence (R2 = 0.26, p < 0.01). Parents should consider age-related developmental changes in adolescence (e.g., increased need for autonomy) and modify their monitoring efforts to match youths’ developmental needs.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Age as a Curvilinear Moderator for Parental Solicitation and Adolescent Risk Behavior
Auteurs
Anna D. Drozdova
Isabelle M. Clough
April Gile Thomas
Publicatiedatum
24-11-2022
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 9/2023
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-022-02494-9

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