The Parent-Adolescent Relationship, Parenting Practices and Adolescent Outcomes: Love and Acceptance from the Parent and Adolescent’s Perspective

Korowec, Nicole (2014). The Parent-Adolescent Relationship, Parenting Practices and Adolescent Outcomes: Love and Acceptance from the Parent and Adolescent’s Perspective Honours Thesis, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Korowec, Nicole
Thesis Title The Parent-Adolescent Relationship, Parenting Practices and Adolescent Outcomes: Love and Acceptance from the Parent and Adolescent’s Perspective
School, Centre or Institute School of Psychology
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2014-10-08
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Cassandra Dittman
Total pages 142
Language eng
Subjects 1701 Psychology
Abstract/Summary The parent-adolescent relationship and parenting practices play a central role in adolescent development and the prevention of adolescent social, emotional and behavioural (SEB) difficulties (Buchanan, Eccles, & Becker, 1992; Fergusson, Horwood, & Lynskey, 1994; Yurgelun-Todd, 2007). However, very few studies have simultaneously examined the contribution of parenting practices and the parent-adolescent relationship to adolescent SEB outcomes and it is uncommon to gain adolescent views on parenting and the parentadolescent relationship. The current study comprised quantitative and qualitative components to investigate parent and adolescent perceptions of parenting and the parent-adolescent relationship through the use of an online survey. The quantitative component sampled 115 parents and the qualitative component sampled 19 parent-adolescent dyads. The results revealed that various parenting practices and aspects of the parent-adolescent relationship correlated with adolescent SEB outcomes. Several variables such as hostility, conflict, practical involvement and invasive and spontaneous disclosure monitoring methods were shown to predict adolescent outcomes over and above other variables. Variables such as hostility, conflict and practical involvement also mediated the effects of parenting practices on adolescent outcomes. Responses from the parent-adolescent dyads regarding the quality of the parent-adolescent relationship found that there was general consistency across responses. The behaviours that parents and adolescents used to show each other love and acceptance however, varied slightly with several inconsistencies. Over all this study emphasised the importance of the parent-adolescent relationship alongside parenting practices in determining adolescent SEB difficulties.
Keyword Parenting Practices
Adolescence
Acceptance

 
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