Parents' and early adolescents' self-efficacy about anger regulation and early adolescents' internalizing and externalizing problems: A longitudinal study in three countries

Journal Article

© 2018 The present study examines whether early adolescents' self-efficacy beliefs about anger regulation mediate the relation between parents' self-efficacy beliefs about anger regulation and early adolescents' internalizing and externalizing problems. Participants were 534 early adolescents (T1: M age = 10.89, SD =.70; 50% female), their mothers (n = 534), and their fathers (n = 431). Families were drawn from Colombia, Italy, and the USA. Follow-up data were obtained two (T2) and three (T3) years later. At T1 and T3, parents' self-efficacy beliefs were self-reported and internalizing and externalizing problems were assessed via mothers', fathers', and early adolescents' reports. At T2, early adolescents' self-efficacy beliefs were self-reported Within the overall sample, mothers with higher self-efficacy beliefs about anger regulation had children with similar beliefs. Early adolescents' low self-efficacy beliefs were associated with higher internalizing and externalizing problems.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Di Giunta, L; Iselin, AMR; Lansford, JE; Eisenberg, N; Lunetti, C; Thartori, E; Basili, E; Pastorelli, C; Bacchini, D; Uribe Tirado, LM; Gerbino, M

Published Date

  • April 1, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 64 /

Start / End Page

  • 124 - 135

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-9254

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0140-1971

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.adolescence.2018.01.009

Citation Source

  • Scopus