Bidirectional Relations Between Parenting and Behavior Problems From Age 8 to 13 in Nine Countries

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Journal Article

© 2018 Society for Research on Adolescence This study used data from 12 cultural groups in nine countries (China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States; N = 1,298) to understand the cross-cultural generalizability of how parental warmth and control are bidirectionally related to externalizing and internalizing behaviors from childhood to early adolescence. Mothers, fathers, and children completed measures when children were ages 8–13. Multiple-group autoregressive, cross-lagged structural equation models revealed that child effects rather than parent effects may better characterize how warmth and control are related to child externalizing and internalizing behaviors over time, and that parent effects may be more characteristic of relations between parental warmth and control and child externalizing and internalizing behavior during childhood than early adolescence.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lansford, JE; Rothenberg, WA; Jensen, TM; Lippold, MA; Bacchini, D; Bornstein, MH; Chang, L; Deater-Deckard, K; Di Giunta, L; Dodge, KA; Malone, PS; Oburu, P; Pastorelli, C; Skinner, AT; Sorbring, E; Steinberg, L; Tapanya, S; Uribe Tirado, LM; Alampay, LP; Al-Hassan, SM

Published Date

  • September 1, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 571 - 590

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-7795

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1050-8392

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/jora.12381

Citation Source

  • Scopus