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Jennifer Lansford CV

S. Malcolm Gillis Distinguished Research Professor of Public Policy
Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke Box 90420, Durham, NC 27708-0545
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Selected Publications


Longitudinal associations between positive parenting and youths’ engagement in sexting behaviors: The mediating role of filial self-efficacy beliefs

Journal Article Computers in Human Behavior · September 1, 2024 Youths who enter emerging adulthood with a background of familial relations grounded in positive parent-child interactions are better equipped to cope with transitional stressors, to voice effectively their opinions with parents, and to resist engaging in ... Full text Cite

Cultural values, parenting, and child adjustment in the United States.

Journal Article International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie · August 2024 We examined whether cultural values, conformity and parenting behaviours were related to child adjustment in middle childhood in the United States. White, Black and Latino mothers (n = 273), fathers (n = 182) and their children (n = 272) reported on parent ... Full text Cite

Adolescents' relationships with parents and romantic partners in eight countries.

Journal Article Journal of adolescence · July 2024 IntroductionCreating romantic relationships characterized by high-quality, satisfaction, few conflicts, and reasoning strategies to handle conflicts is an important developmental task for adolescents connected to the relational models they receive ... Full text Cite

Developmental Trajectories of Parental Self-Efficacy as Children Transition to Adolescence in Nine Countries: Latent Growth Curve Analyses.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · May 2024 Little is known about the developmental trajectories of parental self-efficacy as children transition into adolescence. This study examined parental self-efficacy among mothers and fathers over 3 1/2 years representing this transition, and whether the leve ... Full text Cite

Bidirectional longitudinal associations between parental self-efficacy and child rule-breaking behaviours: A random-intercept cross-lagged panel study.

Journal Article International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie · May 2024 Parental self-efficacy (PSE) is a pivotal determinant of change in children's adjustment. However, not only has previous research shown that PSE plays a protective role for children's rule-breaking (RB) behaviours (i.e., parent-driven process), but RB also ... Full text Cite

Individualism, collectivism and conformity in nine countries: Relations with parenting and child adjustment.

Journal Article International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie · April 2024 This study investigated how individualism, collectivism and conformity are associated with parenting and child adjustment in 1297 families with 10-year-old children from 13 cultural groups in nine countries. With multilevel models disaggregating between- a ... Full text Cite

The impact of COVID-19 on the peer relationships of adolescents around the world: A rapid systematic review.

Journal Article Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence · April 2024 The main objective of this rapid systematic review was to examine how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted peer relationships for adolescents (10-25 years of age) around the globe. We focused on four indices of peer relationships: (1) loneliness, (2) social conn ... Full text Cite

Kindergarten conduct problems are associated with monetized outcomes in adolescence and adulthood.

Journal Article Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines · March 2024 BackgroundAcross several sites in the United States, we examined whether kindergarten conduct problems among mostly population-representative samples of children were associated with increased criminal and related (criminal + lost offender product ... Full text Cite

Intergenerational Effects of a Family Cash Transfer on the Home Environment.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry · March 2024 OBJECTIVE: A natural experiment that provided income supplements to families has been associated with beneficial outcomes for children that persisted into adulthood. The children in this study are now adults, and many are parents. METHOD: The study builds ... Full text Link to item Cite

Intraindividual variability in parental acceptance-rejection predicts externalizing and internalizing symptoms across childhood/adolescence in nine countries.

Journal Article Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) · March 2024 Parenting that is high in rejection and low in acceptance is associated with higher levels of internalizing (INT) and externalizing (EXT) problems in children and adolescents. These symptoms develop and can increase in severity to negatively impact adolesc ... Full text Cite

Memories of Parental Acceptance and Rejection Predict Forgiveness and Vengeance in the Muslim World: Introduction and Overview.

Journal Article The Journal of genetic psychology · March 2024 The studies in this special issue on forgiveness and vengeance in the Muslim world explore three hypotheses drawn from interpersonal acceptance-rejection theory (IPARTheory): (1) Adults' memories of maternal and paternal acceptance in childhood are ... Full text Cite

Intergenerational Effects of the Fast Track Intervention on Next-Generation Child Outcomes: A Preregistered Randomized Clinical Trial.

Journal Article Am J Psychiatry · March 1, 2024 OBJECTIVE: The authors sought to determine whether the Fast Track mental health intervention delivered to individuals in childhood decreased mental health problems and the need for health services among the children of these individuals. METHODS: The autho ... Full text Link to item Cite

Family cash transfers in childhood and birthing persons and birth outcomes later in life.

Journal Article SSM Popul Health · March 2024 Much literature in the US documents an intergenerational transmission of birthing person and perinatal morbidity in socioeconomically disadvantaged groups. A separate line of work indicates that family cash transfers may improve life chances of low-income ... Full text Link to item Cite

Compliance with Health Recommendations and Vaccine Hesitancy During the COVID Pandemic in Nine Countries.

Journal Article Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research · February 2024 Longitudinal data from the Parenting Across Cultures study of children, mothers, and fathers in 12 cultural groups in nine countries (China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the USA; N = 1331 families) were used to und ... Full text Cite

Associations of childhood adversity with emotional well-being and educational achievement: A review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Journal of affective disorders · February 2024 BackgroundProfound negative implications of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have raised public health concern worldwide.MethodThis systematic review and meta-analysis examined associations of three types of ACEs (abuse, neglect, and ... Full text Cite

Cultural values, parenting and child adjustment: Introduction to the special issue.

Journal Article International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie · February 2024 This introduction provides an overview of the major constructs that are the focus of this Special Issue. Individualism and collectivism have been the cornerstones of theoretical work on cultural values in psychological science, and conformity is an importa ... Full text Cite

How adolescents' lives were disrupted over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic: A longitudinal investigation in 12 cultural groups in 9 nations from March 2020 to July 2022.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · January 2024 It is unclear how much adolescents' lives were disrupted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic or what risk factors predicted such disruption. To answer these questions, 1,080 adolescents in 9 nations were surveyed 5 times from March 2020 to July 2022. Rates of ... Full text Cite

PATTERNS OF SINGLEHOOD, COHABITATION, AND MARRIAGE IN EARLY ADULTHOOD IN RELATION TO WELL-BEING IN ESTABLISHED ADULTHOOD

Journal Article Research in Human Development · January 1, 2024 In a cohort followed from late adolescence until established adulthood, this study examined how singlehood, cohabitation, and marriage at different ages are related to well-being at age 34. Participants (N = 585) from three U.S. sites reported their marita ... Full text Cite

Parents’ learning support and school attitudes in relation to adolescent academic identity and school performance in nine countries

Journal Article European Journal of Psychology of Education · January 1, 2024 An important question for parents and educators alike is how to promote adolescents’ academic identity and school performance. This study investigated relations among parental education, parents’ attitudes toward their adolescents’ school, parental support ... Full text Cite

Exploring the state of Qatar’s child protection system through the lens of frontline social workers

Journal Article International Social Work · January 1, 2024 The child protection system in Qatar is newly developed and still fragmented and lacking a comprehensive legal framework. Qualitative interviews were conducted with a sample of social workers in civil society organizations within the Qatar Social Work Foun ... Full text Cite

Longitudinal associations between positive parenting and youths’ engagement in sexting behaviors: The mediating role of filial self-efficacy beliefs

Journal Article Computers in Human Behavior · September 1, 2024 Youths who enter emerging adulthood with a background of familial relations grounded in positive parent-child interactions are better equipped to cope with transitional stressors, to voice effectively their opinions with parents, and to resist engaging in ... Full text Cite

Cultural values, parenting, and child adjustment in the United States.

Journal Article International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie · August 2024 We examined whether cultural values, conformity and parenting behaviours were related to child adjustment in middle childhood in the United States. White, Black and Latino mothers (n = 273), fathers (n = 182) and their children (n = 272) reported on parent ... Full text Cite

Adolescents' relationships with parents and romantic partners in eight countries.

Journal Article Journal of adolescence · July 2024 IntroductionCreating romantic relationships characterized by high-quality, satisfaction, few conflicts, and reasoning strategies to handle conflicts is an important developmental task for adolescents connected to the relational models they receive ... Full text Cite

Developmental Trajectories of Parental Self-Efficacy as Children Transition to Adolescence in Nine Countries: Latent Growth Curve Analyses.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · May 2024 Little is known about the developmental trajectories of parental self-efficacy as children transition into adolescence. This study examined parental self-efficacy among mothers and fathers over 3 1/2 years representing this transition, and whether the leve ... Full text Cite

Bidirectional longitudinal associations between parental self-efficacy and child rule-breaking behaviours: A random-intercept cross-lagged panel study.

Journal Article International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie · May 2024 Parental self-efficacy (PSE) is a pivotal determinant of change in children's adjustment. However, not only has previous research shown that PSE plays a protective role for children's rule-breaking (RB) behaviours (i.e., parent-driven process), but RB also ... Full text Cite

Individualism, collectivism and conformity in nine countries: Relations with parenting and child adjustment.

Journal Article International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie · April 2024 This study investigated how individualism, collectivism and conformity are associated with parenting and child adjustment in 1297 families with 10-year-old children from 13 cultural groups in nine countries. With multilevel models disaggregating between- a ... Full text Cite

The impact of COVID-19 on the peer relationships of adolescents around the world: A rapid systematic review.

Journal Article Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence · April 2024 The main objective of this rapid systematic review was to examine how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted peer relationships for adolescents (10-25 years of age) around the globe. We focused on four indices of peer relationships: (1) loneliness, (2) social conn ... Full text Cite

Kindergarten conduct problems are associated with monetized outcomes in adolescence and adulthood.

Journal Article Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines · March 2024 BackgroundAcross several sites in the United States, we examined whether kindergarten conduct problems among mostly population-representative samples of children were associated with increased criminal and related (criminal + lost offender product ... Full text Cite

Intergenerational Effects of a Family Cash Transfer on the Home Environment.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry · March 2024 OBJECTIVE: A natural experiment that provided income supplements to families has been associated with beneficial outcomes for children that persisted into adulthood. The children in this study are now adults, and many are parents. METHOD: The study builds ... Full text Link to item Cite

Intraindividual variability in parental acceptance-rejection predicts externalizing and internalizing symptoms across childhood/adolescence in nine countries.

Journal Article Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) · March 2024 Parenting that is high in rejection and low in acceptance is associated with higher levels of internalizing (INT) and externalizing (EXT) problems in children and adolescents. These symptoms develop and can increase in severity to negatively impact adolesc ... Full text Cite

Memories of Parental Acceptance and Rejection Predict Forgiveness and Vengeance in the Muslim World: Introduction and Overview.

Journal Article The Journal of genetic psychology · March 2024 The studies in this special issue on forgiveness and vengeance in the Muslim world explore three hypotheses drawn from interpersonal acceptance-rejection theory (IPARTheory): (1) Adults' memories of maternal and paternal acceptance in childhood are ... Full text Cite

Intergenerational Effects of the Fast Track Intervention on Next-Generation Child Outcomes: A Preregistered Randomized Clinical Trial.

Journal Article Am J Psychiatry · March 1, 2024 OBJECTIVE: The authors sought to determine whether the Fast Track mental health intervention delivered to individuals in childhood decreased mental health problems and the need for health services among the children of these individuals. METHODS: The autho ... Full text Link to item Cite

Family cash transfers in childhood and birthing persons and birth outcomes later in life.

Journal Article SSM Popul Health · March 2024 Much literature in the US documents an intergenerational transmission of birthing person and perinatal morbidity in socioeconomically disadvantaged groups. A separate line of work indicates that family cash transfers may improve life chances of low-income ... Full text Link to item Cite

Compliance with Health Recommendations and Vaccine Hesitancy During the COVID Pandemic in Nine Countries.

Journal Article Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research · February 2024 Longitudinal data from the Parenting Across Cultures study of children, mothers, and fathers in 12 cultural groups in nine countries (China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the USA; N = 1331 families) were used to und ... Full text Cite

Associations of childhood adversity with emotional well-being and educational achievement: A review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Journal of affective disorders · February 2024 BackgroundProfound negative implications of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have raised public health concern worldwide.MethodThis systematic review and meta-analysis examined associations of three types of ACEs (abuse, neglect, and ... Full text Cite

Cultural values, parenting and child adjustment: Introduction to the special issue.

Journal Article International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie · February 2024 This introduction provides an overview of the major constructs that are the focus of this Special Issue. Individualism and collectivism have been the cornerstones of theoretical work on cultural values in psychological science, and conformity is an importa ... Full text Cite

How adolescents' lives were disrupted over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic: A longitudinal investigation in 12 cultural groups in 9 nations from March 2020 to July 2022.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · January 2024 It is unclear how much adolescents' lives were disrupted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic or what risk factors predicted such disruption. To answer these questions, 1,080 adolescents in 9 nations were surveyed 5 times from March 2020 to July 2022. Rates of ... Full text Cite

PATTERNS OF SINGLEHOOD, COHABITATION, AND MARRIAGE IN EARLY ADULTHOOD IN RELATION TO WELL-BEING IN ESTABLISHED ADULTHOOD

Journal Article Research in Human Development · January 1, 2024 In a cohort followed from late adolescence until established adulthood, this study examined how singlehood, cohabitation, and marriage at different ages are related to well-being at age 34. Participants (N = 585) from three U.S. sites reported their marita ... Full text Cite

Parents’ learning support and school attitudes in relation to adolescent academic identity and school performance in nine countries

Journal Article European Journal of Psychology of Education · January 1, 2024 An important question for parents and educators alike is how to promote adolescents’ academic identity and school performance. This study investigated relations among parental education, parents’ attitudes toward their adolescents’ school, parental support ... Full text Cite

Exploring the state of Qatar’s child protection system through the lens of frontline social workers

Journal Article International Social Work · January 1, 2024 The child protection system in Qatar is newly developed and still fragmented and lacking a comprehensive legal framework. Qualitative interviews were conducted with a sample of social workers in civil society organizations within the Qatar Social Work Foun ... Full text Cite

Association between relative age at school and persistence of ADHD in prospective studies: an individual participant data meta-analysis.

Journal Article Lancet Psychiatry · December 2023 BACKGROUND: The youngest children in a school class are more likely than the oldest to be diagnosed with ADHD, but this relative age effect is less frequent in older than in younger school-grade children. However, no study has explored the association betw ... Full text Link to item Cite

Predictive Validity of Adolescent Callous-Unemotional Traits and Conduct Problems with Respect to Adult Outcomes: High- and Low-Risk Samples.

Journal Article Child psychiatry and human development · October 2023 Current understanding of the predictive validity of callous-unemotional (CU) traits is limited by (a) the focus on externalizing psychopathology and antisocial behaviors, (b) a lack of long-term prospective longitudinal data, (c) samples comprised of high- ... Full text Cite

Predictors of problematic adult alcohol, cannabis, and other substance use: A longitudinal study of two samples.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · October 2023 This study examined whether a key set of adolescent and early adulthood risk factors predicts problematic alcohol, cannabis, and other substance use in established adulthood. Two independent samples from the Child Development Project (CDP; n = 585; ... Full text Cite

Emotion-related Self-regulation Profiles in Early Adolescence: A Cross-National Study.

Journal Article Personality and individual differences · October 2023 Emotionality and self-regulation are crucial for positive development, especially during early adolescence when youths experience normative increases in behavioral problems and declines in prosociality. Using Latent Profile Analysis (LPA-a person-oriented ... Full text Cite

Pre-pandemic psychological and behavioral predictors of responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in nine countries.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · August 2023 Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, adolescents (N = 1,330; Mages = 15 and 16; 50% female), mothers, and fathers from nine countries (China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, United States) reported on adol ... Full text Cite

Predicting Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes Across Cultures: A Machine Learning Approach.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · August 2023 Adolescent mental health problems are rising rapidly around the world. To combat this rise, clinicians and policymakers need to know which risk factors matter most in predicting poor adolescent mental health. Theory-driven research has identified numerous ... Full text Open Access Cite

The Intergenerational Transmission of Maladaptive Parenting and its Impact on Child Mental Health: Examining Cross-Cultural Mediating Pathways and Moderating Protective Factors.

Journal Article Child psychiatry and human development · June 2023 Using a sample of 1338 families from 12 cultural groups in 9 nations, we examined whether retrospectively remembered Generation 1 (G1) parent rejecting behaviors were passed to Generation 2 (G2 parents), whether such intergenerational transmission led to h ... Full text Cite

Parenting, Adolescent Sensation Seeking, and Subsequent Substance Use: Moderation by Adolescent Temperament.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · June 2023 Although previous research has identified links between parenting and adolescent substance use, little is known about the role of adolescent individual processes, such as sensation seeking, and temperamental tendencies for such links. To test tenets from b ... Full text Cite

Intergenerational effects of the Fast Track intervention on the home environment: A randomized control trial.

Journal Article J Child Psychol Psychiatry · May 2023 BACKGROUND: Maladaptive family environments harm child development and are passed across generations. Childhood interventions may break this intergenerational cycle by improving the family environments children form as adults. The present study investigate ... Full text Link to item Cite

Predicting child aggression: The role of parent and child endorsement of reactive aggression across 13 cultural groups in 9 nations.

Journal Article Aggressive behavior · May 2023 Parent and child endorsement of reactive aggression both predict the emergence of child aggression, but they are rarely studied together and in longitudinal contexts. The present study does so by examining the unique predictive effects of parent and child ... Full text Cite

Fast Track intervention effects on family formation.

Journal Article J Fam Psychol · February 2023 The present study examines whether the Fast Track (FT) intervention, a 10-year randomized controlled trial with children at risk for conduct problems, affects family formation in adulthood, as indexed by partnerships, parenthood, and family structure, and ... Full text Link to item Cite

State-level legal and sociodemographic correlates of child marriage rates in the United States

Journal Article Children and Youth Services Review · February 1, 2023 The United States and 193 other nations have pledged to end child marriage, which is widely considered a violation of basic human rights, by 2030 under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 5.3). Although there is a breadth of knowledge on ... Full text Cite

The HOME-21: A revised measure of the home environment for the 21st century tested in two independent samples.

Journal Article Psychol Assess · January 2023 For decades, the Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME) has been the most widely used measure of children's home environments. This report provides a revised version of the HOME-Short Form, the HOME-21, reflecting historical changes in ... Full text Link to item Cite

Predictors and outcomes associated with the growth curves of self-efficacy beliefs in regard to anger and sadness regulation during adolescence: a longitudinal cross-cultural study.

Journal Article Frontiers in psychology · January 2023 IntroductionThis longitudinal study examined unique and joint effects of parenting and negative emotionality in predicting the growth curves of adolescents' self-efficacy beliefs about regulating two discrete negative emotions (anger and sadness) ... Full text Cite

The developmental trends of parental self-efficacy and adolescents' rule-breaking behaviors in the Italian context: A 7-wave latent growth curve study.

Journal Article PloS one · January 2023 Parental self-efficacy (PSE) captures parents' beliefs in their ability to perform the parenting role successfully and to handle pivotal issues of specific developmental periods. Although previous studies have shown that, across the transition to adolescen ... Full text Cite

Development of Primal World Beliefs

Journal Article Human Development · January 1, 2023 Primal world beliefs (“primals”) capture individuals' basic understanding of what sort of world this is. How do children develop beliefs about the nature of the world? Is the world a good place? Safe or dangerous? Enticing or dull? Primals were initially i ... Full text Cite

Positive parenting, adolescent adjustment, and quality of adolescent diet in nine countries.

Journal Article Journal of adolescence · December 2022 IntroductionWe sought to understand the relation between positive parenting and adolescent diet, whether adolescents' internalizing and externalizing behaviors mediate relations between positive parenting and adolescent diet, and whether the same ... Full text Cite

A Longitudinal Examination of the Family Stress Model of Economic Hardship in Seven Countries.

Journal Article Children and youth services review · December 2022 The Family Stress Model of Economic Hardship (FSM) posits that economic situations create differences in psychosocial outcomes for parents and developmental outcomes for their adolescent children. However, prior studies guided by the FSM have been mostly i ... Full text Cite

Change in Caregivers' Attitudes and Use of Corporal Punishment Following a Legal Ban: A Multi-Country Longitudinal Comparison.

Journal Article Child maltreatment · November 2022 We examined whether a policy banning corporal punishment enacted in Kenya in 2010 is associated with changes in Kenyan caregivers' use of corporal punishment and beliefs in its effectiveness and normativeness, and compared to caregivers in six countries wi ... Full text Cite

Developmental connections between socioeconomic status, self-regulation, and adult externalizing problems.

Journal Article Developmental science · November 2022 Children from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds are at particularly heightened risk for developing later externalizing problems. A large body of research has suggested an important role for self-regulation in this developmental linkage. Self-regul ... Full text Cite

Externalizing psychopathology from childhood to early adolescence: Psychometric evaluation using latent variable and network modeling.

Journal Article Psychological assessment · November 2022 Applying both latent variable and network frameworks, we conducted a comprehensive psychometric evaluation of the diverse array of symptoms from three externalizing dimensions, including attention problems, aggressive behavior, and delinquency/rule-breakin ... Full text Cite

"They Aren't Going to Do Jack Shit": Text-Based Crisis Service Users' Perceptions of Seeking Child Maltreatment-Related Support From Formal Systems.

Journal Article Journal of interpersonal violence · October 2022 Many of the children reported to child protective services (CPS) exhibit signs and symptoms that allow others to recognize their abuse or neglect and intervene; others, especially adolescents, must disclose their experiences to be identified. Relatively li ... Full text Cite

Disentangling the "who" and "when" of parents' depressive symptoms: A daily diary study analysis.

Journal Article J Psychopathol Clin Sci · October 2022 Parents' depressive symptoms vary across days, but factors predicting this fluctuation are not well understood. The present study utilized ecological momentary assessments to capture 1620 days of parents' lived experience in a diverse sample of 146 mothers ... Full text Link to item Cite

Pathways from Maternal Harsh Discipline Through Rumination to Anxiety and Depression Symptoms: Gender and Normativeness of Harsh Discipline as Moderators.

Journal Article Research on child and adolescent psychopathology · October 2022 This study examined gender-specific longitudinal pathways from harsh parenting through rumination to anxiety and depression symptoms among early adolescents from three countries and six subgroups. Participants were 567 mothers, 428 fathers, and 566 childre ... Full text Cite

Parenting and Child Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Book · September 9, 2022 This compelling volume advances the understanding of what parenting and related sociodemographic, demographic, and environmental variables look like and how they are associated with child development in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Sp ... Full text Cite

A defensive mindset: A pattern of social information processing that develops early and predicts life course outcomes.

Journal Article Child development · July 2022 The hypothesis was tested that some children develop a defensive mindset that subsumes individual social information processing (SIP) steps, grows from early experiences, and guides long-term outcomes. In Study 1 (Fast Track [FT]), 463 age-5 children (45% ... Full text Open Access Cite

Development of internalizing symptoms during adolescence in three countries: the role of temperament and parenting behaviors.

Journal Article European child & adolescent psychiatry · June 2022 This longitudinal study examined the unique and joint effects of early adolescent temperament and parenting in predicting the development of adolescent internalizing symptoms in a cross-cultural sample. Participants were 544 early adolescents (T1: Mag ... Full text Cite

Perception of school climate, academic performance and risk behaviors in adolescence.

Journal Article Ricerche di psicologia · May 2022 Previous studies support the relevance of students' perception of positive and negative school climate to learning processes and adolescents' adjustment. School climate is affected by both the interactions that are established within the classroom, and by ... Full text Cite

Annual Research Review: Cross-cultural similarities and differences in parenting.

Journal Article Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines · April 2022 This article reviews contemporary research on cross-cultural similarities and differences in parenting. The article begins by providing a definition of culture and how both parenting and culture can change over historical time. The article then presents so ... Full text Cite

The destabilization and destandardization of social roles across the adult life course: Considering aggregate social role instability and its variability from a historical-developmental perspective.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · March 2022 Existing research focused on social role destabilization (historical increases in role instability) and destandardization (historical increases in variability of role instability) has primarily focused on discrete social roles during discrete periods of de ... Full text Cite

Adolescent Positivity and Future Orientation, Parental Psychological Control, and Young Adult Internalising Behaviours during COVID-19 in Nine Countries.

Journal Article Social sciences (Basel, Switzerland) · February 2022 The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many young adults' lives educationally, economically, and personally. This study investigated associations between COVID-19-related disruption and perception of increases in internalising symptoms among young adults and whet ... Full text Cite

Negative Parenting, Adolescents' Emotion Regulation, Self-Efficacy in Emotion Regulation, and Psychological Adjustment.

Journal Article International journal of environmental research and public health · February 2022 This study examines associations between parents' rejection and control, adolescents' self-efficacy in their regulation of negative emotions, and maladjustment. Path analyses were employed to test (a) whether adolescents' dysregulation and self-efficacy re ... Full text Cite

Effects of Parental Acceptance-Rejection on Children's Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors: A Longitudinal, Multicultural Study.

Journal Article Journal of child and family studies · January 2022 BackgroundGrounded in interpersonal acceptance-rejection theory, this study assessed children's (N=1,315) perceptions of maternal and paternal acceptance-rejection in nine countries (China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, ... Full text Cite

Correction to: Effects of Parental Acceptance-Rejection on Children’s Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors: A Longitudinal, Multicultural Study (Journal of Child and Family Studies, (2022), 31, 1, (29-47), 10.1007/s10826-021-02072-5)

Journal Article Journal of Child and Family Studies · January 1, 2022 for author Sumbleen Ali should have been. “The State University of New York College at Oneonta, Oneonta, USA” and “University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA”; authors Ronald P. Rohner and Preston A. Britner “University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA”. The origin ... Full text Cite

The Future of Parenting Programs: An Introduction

Journal Article Parenting · January 1, 2022 SYNOPSIS: Human children do not and cannot survive and grow in a solitary way to achieve responsible adult maturity. They require caregiving and support from parents. Reciprocally, good parenting calls for attentive, nurturant, and constructive action with ... Full text Cite

The Future of Parenting Programs: II Implementation.

Journal Article Parenting, science and practice · January 2022 Full text Cite

Typicality and trajectories of problematic and positive behaviors over adolescence in eight countries.

Journal Article Frontiers in psychology · January 2022 In this study, we examine the predictions of a storm and stress characterization of adolescence concerning typicality and trajectories of internalizing, externalizing, and wellbeing from late childhood through late adolescence. Using data from the Parentin ... Full text Cite

Culture and Social Change in Mothers' and Fathers' Individualism, Collectivism and Parenting Attitudes.

Journal Article Social sciences · December 2021 Cultures and families are not static over time but evolve in response to social transformations, such as changing gender roles, urbanization, globalization, and technology uptake. Historically, individualism and collectivism have been widely used heuristic ... Full text Cite

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on substance use among adults without children, parents, and adolescents.

Journal Article Addict Behav Rep · December 2021 Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on alcohol and illicit substance use among adults without children, parents, and adolescents was investigated through two studies with five samples from independent ongoing U.S. longitudinal studies. In Study 1, 931 adults w ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

[Neighborhood Danger and Maternal Parenting in Medellin-Rome: The Role of Negative Emotional Self-Efficacy].

Journal Article Psykhe : revista de la Escuela de Psicologia, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile · December 2021 The purpose of the present study was to analyze the effect of perceptions of neighborhood danger on positive parenting and whether it is mediated by the mothers' perceived self-efficacy in managing negative emotions, comparing two countries: Colombia and I ... Full text Cite

Cross-Cultural Associations of Four Parenting Behaviors With Child Flourishing: Examining Cultural Specificity and Commonality in Cultural Normativeness and Intergenerational Transmission Processes.

Journal Article Child development · November 2021 Families from nine countries (N = 1,338) were interviewed annually seven times (Mage child = 7-15) to test specificity and commonality in parenting behaviors associated with child flourishing and moderation of associations by normativeness of pa ... Full text Cite

Organized Activity Involvement Predicts Internalizing and Externalizing Problems in Adolescence.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · November 2021 Despite the expected benefits of organized activity involvement (e.g., sports, clubs), inconsistencies in associations between activity involvement and internalizing and externalizing problems may be explained in part by limitations of measurements and var ... Full text Cite

Child Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.

Journal Article Pediatrics · November 2021 BackgroundThe United Nations (UN) created the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) to monitor progress toward achieving goals of the World Declaration on the Survival, Protection, and Development of Children and its plan of action. The MICS i ... Full text Cite

Parent-adolescent relationship quality as a moderator of links between COVID-19 disruption and reported changes in mothers' and young adults' adjustment in five countries.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · October 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has presented families around the world with extraordinary challenges related to physical and mental health, economic security, social support, and education. The current study capitalizes on a longitudinal, cross-national study of pa ... Full text Cite

Disentangling Italian mothers' and fathers' psychological control over time: A random-intercept cross-lagged panel model.

Journal Article Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) · September 2021 Psychological Control (PC) refers to the control parents exert over their offspring through strategies that limit the psychological and emotional experience of children and adolescents. Although the topic of PC has been largely investigated in the literatu ... Full text Cite

Development of individuals' own and perceptions of peers' substance use from early adolescence to adulthood.

Journal Article Addictive behaviors · September 2021 This study evaluated how individuals' own substance use and their perception of peers' substance use predict each other across development from early adolescence to middle adulthood. Participants were from two longitudinal studies: Fast Track (FT; N = 463) ... Full text Cite

Slow Life History Strategies and Increases in Externalizing and Internalizing Problems During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Journal Article Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence · September 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic is but one of many instances of environmental adversities that have recurred in human history. Biobehavioral resource allocation strategies, known as fast (reproduction-focused) versus slow (development-focused) life history (LH) trad ... Full text Cite

Adolescence Amid a Pandemic: Short- and Long-Term Implications.

Journal Article Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence · September 2021 Members of the Society for Research on Adolescents COVID-19 Response Team offer this commentary to accompany this special issue of the Journal of Research on Adolescence regarding the impact of the pandemic on adolescents' social, emotional, and academic f ... Full text Cite

Longitudinal Trajectories of Four Domains of Parenting in Relation to Adolescent Age and Puberty in Nine Countries.

Journal Article Child development · July 2021 Children, mothers, and fathers in 12 ethnic and regional groups in nine countries (N = 1,338 families) were interviewed annually for 8 years (Mage child = 8-16 years) to model four domains of parenting as a function of child age, puberty, or bot ... Full text Cite

Predicting Patterns of Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration From Late Adolescence to Young Adulthood.

Journal Article Journal of interpersonal violence · May 2021 Saint-Eloi Cadely et al. found longitudinal patterns for the perpetration of both psychological and physical intimate partner violence (IPV), including actively and minimally aggressive patterns. The current study builds on these findings by examining four ... Full text Open Access Cite

Lower neural value signaling in the prefrontal cortex is related to childhood family income and depressive symptomatology during adolescence.

Journal Article Developmental cognitive neuroscience · April 2021 Lower family income during childhood is related to increased rates of adolescent depression, though the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Evidence suggests that individuals with depression demonstrate hypoactivation in brain regions involved in ... Full text Cite

Parenting across cultures from childhood to adolescence: Development in nine countries

Book · February 25, 2021 This vital volume advances understanding of how parenting from childhood to adolescence changes or remains the same in a variety of sociodemographic, psychological, and cultural contexts, providing a truly global understanding of parenting across cultures. ... Full text Cite

Cumulative early childhood adversity and later antisocial behavior: The mediating role of passive avoidance.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · February 2021 Twenty-six percent of children experience a traumatic event by the age of 4. Negative events during childhood have deleterious correlates later in life, including antisocial behavior. However, the mechanisms that play into this relation are unclear. We exp ... Full text Cite

Predictors of Contemporary under-5 Child Mortality in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Machine Learning Approach.

Journal Article International journal of environmental research and public health · February 2021 Child Mortality (CM) is a worldwide concern, annually affecting as many as 6.81% children in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). We used data of the Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey (MICS) (N = 275,160) from 27 LMIC and a machine-learning approach t ... Full text Cite

Early Physical Abuse and Adult Outcomes.

Journal Article Pediatrics · January 2021 BackgroundBecause most physical abuse goes unreported and researchers largely rely on retrospective reports of childhood abuse or prospective samples with substantiated maltreatment, long-term outcomes of physical abuse in US community samples are ... Full text Cite

Disease History and Life History Predict Behavioral Control of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Journal Article Evolutionary psychology : an international journal of evolutionary approaches to psychology and behavior · January 2021 It is puzzling why countries do not all implement stringent behavioral control measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 even though preventive behaviors have been proven to be the only effective means to stop the pandemic. We provide a novel evolutionary ... Full text Cite

Maternal and paternal psychological control and adolescents' negative adjustment: A dyadic longitudinal study in three countries.

Journal Article PloS one · January 2021 Psychological Control (PC) interferes with autonomy-related processes in adolescence and has a negative impact on adolescents' development related to internalizing and externalizing problems. Several scholars suggested that PC can be used differently by mo ... Full text Cite

Positive Youth Development: Parental Warmth, Values, and Prosocial Behavior in 11 Cultural Groups.

Journal Article Journal of youth development : bridging research and practice · January 2021 The current cross-cultural study aimed to extend research on parenting and children's prosocial behavior by examining relations among parental warmth, values related to family obligations (i.e., children's support to and respect for their parents, siblings ... Full text Cite

Longitudinal Relations among Maternal Self-Efficacy, Maternal Warmth, and Early Adolescents' Prosocial Behavior.

Journal Article Parenting, science and practice · January 2021 ObjectiveThis article examined two-wave longitudinal paths among maternal self-efficacy, maternal warmth, and early adolescents' prosocial behavior.DesignParticipants were 194 Italian mother/child dyads from 9-13 years at the first assess ... Full text Cite

Effects of Parental Warmth and Behavioral Control on Adolescent Externalizing and Internalizing Trajectories Across Cultures.

Journal Article Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence · December 2020 We investigated the effects of parental warmth and behavioral control on externalizing and internalizing symptom trajectories from ages 8 to 14 in 1,298 adolescents from 12 cultural groups. We did not find that single universal trajectories characterized a ... Full text Cite

Classes of Intimate Partner Violence From Late Adolescence to Young Adulthood.

Journal Article Journal of interpersonal violence · November 2020 Researchers do not agree on how intimate partner violence (IPV) emerges and changes from adolescence to young adulthood. This may be because change in these behaviors varies across individuals. The present study uses a longitudinal, person-centered approac ... Full text Open Access Cite

Men's and women's views on acceptability of husband-to-wife violence and use of corporal punishment with children in 21 low- and middle-income countries.

Journal Article Child abuse & neglect · October 2020 BackgroundMonitoring violence against women and children, and understanding risk factors and consequences of such violence, are key parts of the action plan for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations General Assembly in ... Full text Cite

Families in the gulf region

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Families and social change in the gulf region

Book · September 15, 2020 This timely volume explores the impact of dramatic social change that has disrupted established patterns of family life and human development in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. It addresses several major deficits in knowledge regarding famil ... Full text Cite

Policies and programmes to promote child well-being in the Gulf countries

Journal Article Early Child Development and Care · September 9, 2020 This article provides a review of policies and programmes to promote child well-being in the Gulf Countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates). An overview is provided of the international agenda (e.g. the Sustainabl ... Full text Cite

Individual differences in executive function partially explain the socioeconomic gradient in middle-school academic achievement.

Journal Article Developmental science · September 2020 Children from families with low socioeconomic status (SES) earn lower grades, perform worse on achievement tests, and attain less education on average than their peers from higher-SES families. We evaluated neurocognitive mediators of SES disparities in ac ... Full text Cite

Barriers to No Hit Zone implementation

Journal Article Children and Youth Services Review · September 1, 2020 No Hit Zones (NHZs) are a policy to shift social norms away from physical punishment and to promote healthy relationships across the lifespan. This study is the first to examine barriers to NHZ implementation at a variety of institutions. Interviews were c ... Full text Cite

Children's competent social-problem solving across the preschool-to-school transition: Developmental changes and links with early parenting

Journal Article Social Development · August 1, 2020 What is the developmental course of competent social-problem solving (CSPS) across childhood? In this study, we sought to answer this question by tracing the development of multiple components of CSPS across 4 years spanning pre-kindergarten to early grade ... Full text Cite

Examining effects of mother and father warmth and control on child externalizing and internalizing problems from age 8 to 13 in nine countries.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · August 2020 This study used data from 12 cultural groups in 9 countries (China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and United States; N = 1,315) to investigate bidirectional associations between parental warmth and control, and child extern ... Full text Cite

Cross-cultural effects of parent warmth and control on aggression and rule-breaking from ages 8 to 13.

Journal Article Aggressive behavior · July 2020 We investigated whether bidirectional associations between parental warmth and behavioral control and child aggression and rule-breaking behavior emerged in 12 cultural groups. Study participants included 1,298 children (M = 8.29 years, standard deviation ... Full text Cite

Opportunities and peer support for aggression and delinquency during adolescence in nine countries.

Journal Article New directions for child and adolescent development · July 2020 This study tested culture-general and culture-specific aspects of adolescent developmental processes by focusing on opportunities and peer support for aggressive and delinquent behavior, which could help account for cultural similarities and differences in ... Full text Cite

Cross-Cultural Examination of Links between Parent-Adolescent Communication and Adolescent Psychological Problems in 12 Cultural Groups.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · June 2020 Internalizing and externalizing problems increase during adolescence. However, these problems may be mitigated by adequate parenting, including effective parent-adolescent communication. The ways in which parent-driven (i.e., parent behavior control and so ... Full text Cite

Psychological maladjustment mediates the relation between recollections of parental rejection in childhood and adults’ fear of intimacy in Italy

Journal Article Journal of Social and Personal Relationships · June 1, 2020 Grounded in interpersonal acceptance–rejection theory, this study examined the relation between recollections of parental rejection during childhood and fear of intimacy (FOI) in adulthood, as mediated by adults’ psychological maladjustment. In Study 1, th ... Full text Cite

Adolescent social withdrawal, parental psychological control, and parental knowledge across seven years: A developmental cascade model.

Journal Article Journal of adolescence · June 2020 IntroductionSocial withdrawal can be problematic for adolescents, increasing the risk of poor self-efficacy, self-esteem, and academic achievement, and increased levels of depression and anxiety. This prospective study follows students across adol ... Full text Cite

Examining effects of parent warmth and control on internalizing behavior clusters from age 8 to 12 in 12 cultural groups in nine countries.

Journal Article Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines · April 2020 BackgroundStudies of U.S. and European samples demonstrate that parental warmth and behavioral control predict child internalizing behaviors and vice versa. However, these patterns have not been researched in other cultures. This study investigate ... Full text Cite

Examining the internalizing pathway to substance use frequency in 10 cultural groups.

Journal Article Addictive behaviors · March 2020 Use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs (i.e., substance use) is a leading cause of global health burden for 10-to-24-year-olds, according to the World Health Organization's index of number of years of life lost, leading international health organizations to pr ... Full text Cite

Longitudinal associations between mothers' and fathers' anger/irritability expressiveness, harsh parenting, and adolescents' socioemotional functioning in nine countries.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · March 2020 The present study examines parents' self-efficacy about anger regulation and irritability as predictors of harsh parenting and adolescent children's irritability (i.e., mediators), which in turn were examined as predictors of adolescents' externalizing and ... Full text Cite

Associations Between Perceived Material Deprivation, Parents' Discipline Practices, and Children's Behavior Problems: An International Perspective.

Journal Article Child development · January 2020 This study investigated the association between perceived material deprivation, children's behavior problems, and parents' disciplinary practices. The sample included 1,418 8- to 12-year-old children and their parents in China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Ken ... Full text Open Access Cite

Temporal Associations Between Psychological and Physical Intimate Partner Violence: A Cross-Lag Analysis

Journal Article Partner Abuse · January 1, 2020 The present study examined the relationship between psychological and physical forms of intimate partner violence (IPV) across four waves of data during the developmental period of young adulthood. The links from early psychological aggression to later phy ... Full text Cite

Individual and Environmental Predictors of Age of First Intercourse and Number of Children by Age 27.

Journal Article Frontiers in psychology · January 2020 Reproductive behavior characteristics may be influenced by both social and individual factors. Recent studies have revealed that personality traits might be related to reproductive characteristics in adulthood. Little is known about potential mediators or ... Full text Cite

Parenting

Chapter · January 1, 2020 This chapter provides a review of parenting in diverse cultural contexts. The chapter describes the key responsibilities of parents, how parenting differs across cultural contexts, and how culture may affect links between particular forms of parenting and ... Full text Cite

A Framework for Child Well-Being in the Gulf Countries

Journal Article Child Indicators Research · December 1, 2019 This article provides a review of indicators of child well-being in the six Gulf countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates), focusing on well-being in six domains: physical health, behavioral adjustment, psychologi ... Full text Cite

External environment and internal state in relation to life-history behavioural profiles of adolescents in nine countries.

Journal Article Proceedings. Biological sciences · December 2019 The external environment has traditionally been considered as the primary driver of animal life history (LH). Recent research suggests that animals' internal state is also involved, especially in forming LH behavioural phenotypes. The present study investi ... Full text Cite

Education and Parenting in the United States

Chapter · November 14, 2019 (2018) show in their meta-analysis that parents' excessively controlling behavior in relation to homework, academic pressure, and academic work, has a negative effect on adolescents' academic achievement. Interestingly, parents'... ... Link to item Cite

Daily Associations between Emotions and Aggressive and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescence: The Mediating and Moderating Role of Emotion Dysregulation.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · November 2019 Nearly half of adolescents experience depressive or aggressive symptoms that impair their functioning at some point in adolescence. Experiencing intense difficult emotions and difficulties regulating such emotions may lead to these depressive and aggressiv ... Full text Cite

Chaos, danger, and maternal parenting in families: Links with adolescent adjustment in low- and middle-income countries.

Journal Article Developmental science · September 2019 The current longitudinal study is the first comparative investigation across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to test the hypothesis that harsher and less affectionate maternal parenting (child age 14 years, on average) statistically mediates the p ... Full text Cite

Resting state coupling between the amygdala and ventromedial prefrontal cortex is related to household income in childhood and indexes future psychological vulnerability to stress.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · August 2019 While child poverty is a significant risk factor for poor mental health, the developmental pathways involved with these associations are poorly understood. To advance knowledge about these important linkages, the present study examined the developmental se ... Full text Cite

Environmental harshness and unpredictability, life history, and social and academic behavior of adolescents in nine countries.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · April 2019 Safety is essential for life. To survive, humans and other animals have developed sets of psychological and physiological adaptations known as life history (LH) tradeoff strategies in response to various safety constraints. Evolutionarily selected LH strat ... Full text Cite

Intergenerational continuity and stability in early family formation.

Journal Article Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) · April 2019 This study examines intergenerational continuity (mean level similarity) and stability (maintenance of rank ordering of individuals) in age and marital status at the time of becoming a young parent using prospective data from 3 generations of 585 families. ... Full text Cite

Correction to: Age Patterns in Risk Taking Across the World.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · April 2019 In the original publication, the legends for Figs 4 and 5 were incorrect, such that each regression line was mislabeled with the incorrect country. Below are the correctly labeled countries. The authors apologize for any confusion or misinformation this er ... Full text Cite

Adolescents' cognitive capacity reaches adult levels prior to their psychosocial maturity: Evidence for a "maturity gap" in a multinational, cross-sectional sample.

Journal Article Law and human behavior · February 2019 All countries distinguish between minors and adults for various legal purposes. Recent U.S. Supreme Court cases concerning the legal status of juveniles have consulted psychological science to decide where to draw these boundaries. However, little is known ... Full text Cite

Interactive Contributions of Attribution Biases and Emotional Intensity to Child-Friend Interaction Quality During Preadolescence.

Journal Article Child development · January 2019 Using data from a subsample of 913 study children and their friends who participated in the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, the interactive contributions of child-reported attribution biases and teacher-reported child emotional inten ... Full text Cite

Household Income Predicts Trajectories of Child Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior in High-, Middle-, and Low-Income Countries.

Journal Article International journal of behavioral development · January 2019 This study examined longitudinal links between household income and parents' education and children's trajectories of internalizing and externalizing behaviors from age 8 to 10 reported by mothers, fathers, and children. Longitudinal data from 1,190 famili ... Full text Open Access Cite

Longitudinal relation between state-trait maternal irritability and harsh parenting.

Journal Article PloS one · January 2019 According to Belsky's process model of parenting, parents' personality represents the most important factor influencing parenting and child development. While an extensive literature has empirically corroborated the role of irritability traits in predictin ... Full text Cite

The importance of international collaborative research for advancing understanding of child and youth development

Journal Article International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation · January 1, 2019 International collaborative research has the potential to advance developmental psychology in important ways. When basic science is conducted only in high-income, Western countries, the experiences of children and youth in these countries end up defining w ... Full text Cite

Working Toward Sustainable Development for All

Journal Article Zeitschrift fur Psychologie / Journal of Psychology · January 1, 2019 Full text Cite

Parents’ Ethnotheories of Maladaptive Behavior in Young Children

Journal Article Child Development Perspectives · January 1, 2019 Parents’ culturally influenced belief systems, or ethnotheories, are critical components of children’s socialization. Beliefs about children’s desirable characteristics motivate specific parenting activities and moderate the effectiveness of childrearing p ... Full text Cite

Parenting, culture, and the development of externalizing behaviors from age 7 to 14 in nine countries.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · December 2018 Using multilevel models, we examined mother-, father-, and child-reported (N = 1,336 families) externalizing behavior problem trajectories from age 7 to 14 in nine countries (China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the ... Full text Cite

The interactive effects of maternal personality and adolescent temperament on externalizing behavior problem trajectories from age 12 to 14

Journal Article Personality and Individual Differences · November 1, 2018 Although previous research has corroborated the independent contributions of parent personality and adolescent temperament in predicting adolescents’ externalizing behavior problems (EXT), few studies have examined their joint contribution to predict EXT i ... Full text Cite

Parental acceptance-rejection and child prosocial behavior: Developmental transactions across the transition to adolescence in nine countries, mothers and fathers, and girls and boys.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · October 2018 Promoting children's prosocial behavior is a goal for parents, healthcare professionals, and nations. Does positive parenting promote later child prosocial behavior, or do children who are more prosocial elicit more positive parenting later, or both? Relat ... Full text Cite

Multilevel factors affecting early socioemotional development in humans

Journal Article Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology · October 1, 2018 Socioemotional climate in the family environment is critical to a child’s socioemotional development. This focused literature review examines some central dynamics of that relation, viz. how positive and negative parent-child interactions influence genetic ... Full text Cite

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

Journal Article Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence · September 2018 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 ... Full text Open Access Cite

Global Study of Social Odor Awareness.

Journal Article Chemical senses · August 2018 Olfaction plays an important role in human social communication, including multiple domains in which people often rely on their sense of smell in the social context. The importance of the sense of smell and its role can however vary inter-individually and ... Full text Cite

Mapping the Growth of Heterogeneous Forms of Externalizing Problem Behavior Between Early Childhood and Adolescence:A Comparison of Parent and Teacher Ratings.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · July 2018 We compared long-term growth patterns in teachers' and mothers' ratings of Overt Aggression, Covert Aggression, Oppositional Defiance, Impulsivity/inattention, and Emotion Dysregulation across developmental periods spanning kindergarten through grade 8 (ag ... Full text Cite

A cross-sectional examination of response inhibition and working memory on the Stroop task

Journal Article Cognitive Development · July 1, 2018 The authors examined the association between working memory and response inhibition on the Stroop task using a cross-sectional, international sample of 5099 individuals (49.3% male) ages 10–30 (M = 17.04 years; SD = 5.9). Response inhibition was measured u ... Full text Open Access Cite

A smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment of parental behavioral consistency: Associations with parental stress and child ADHD symptoms.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · June 2018 Inconsistent parental discipline is a robust correlate of child attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms, but few studies have considered the role of inconsistent positive parenting on ADHD, as well as the effects of stress on negative and ... Full text Cite

Age Patterns in Risk Taking Across the World.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · May 2018 Epidemiological data indicate that risk behaviors are among the leading causes of adolescent morbidity and mortality worldwide. Consistent with this, laboratory-based studies of age differences in risk behavior allude to a peak in adolescence, suggesting t ... Full text Open Access Cite

Dysregulation in children: Origins and implications from age 5 to age 28.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · May 2018 Research shows that childhood dysregulation is associated with later psychiatric disorders. It does not yet resolve discrepancies in the operationalization of dysregulation. It is also far from settled on the origins and implications of individual differen ... Full text Open Access Cite

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

Journal Article Journal of adolescence · April 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. Participa ... Full text Cite

Handbook of Adolescent Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Book · March 22, 2018 Of 1.2 billion adolescents in the world today, 90% live in low- and middle-income countries. These adolescents not only face many challenges but also represent a resource to be cultivated through educational opportunities and vocational training to move th ... Full text Cite

Introduction: Adolescence in a global context

Chapter · March 22, 2018 Adolescence is a unique window of development and a profound period of social, psychological, economic, and biological transition. Children do not take a direct path to adulthood; more is known today about the challenges faced and opportunities available d ... Full text Cite

Conclusions: Adolescent development research and its impact on global policy

Chapter · March 22, 2018 The concluding chapter of the volume integrates the most important points from each of the previous chapters and makes connections among the key points for researchers, policymakers, and individuals who work directly with adolescents and their families in ... Full text Cite

Around the world, adolescence is a time of heightened sensation seeking and immature self-regulation.

Journal Article Developmental science · March 2018 The dual systems model of adolescent risk-taking portrays the period as one characterized by a combination of heightened sensation seeking and still-maturing self-regulation, but most tests of this model have been conducted in the United States or Western ... Full text Open Access Cite

Development of internalizing problems from adolescence to emerging adulthood: Accounting for heterotypic continuity with vertical scaling.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · March 2018 Manifestations of internalizing problems, such as specific symptoms of anxiety and depression, can change across development, even if individuals show strong continuity in rank-order levels of internalizing problems. This illustrates the concept of heterot ... Full text Cite

Development of aggression.

Journal Article Current opinion in psychology · February 2018 Theories and empirical findings regarding the development of aggression have included advances in four key areas in the last two years. First, studies have increasingly adopted more nuanced operationalization of forms and functions of aggression. Second, m ... Full text Cite

Serotonin functioning and adolescents' alcohol use: A genetically informed study examining mechanisms of risk.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · February 2018 The current study used data from two longitudinal samples to test whether self-regulation, depressive symptoms, and aggression/antisociality were mediators in the relation between a polygenic score indexing serotonin (5-HT) functioning and alcohol use in a ... Full text Open Access Cite

Longitudinal associations between parenting and youth adjustment in twelve cultural groups: Cultural normativeness of parenting as a moderator.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · February 2018 To examine whether the cultural normativeness of parents' beliefs and behaviors moderates the links between those beliefs and behaviors and youths' adjustment, mothers, fathers, and children (N = 1,298 families) from 12 cultural groups in 9 countries (Chin ... Full text Cite

Dimensions of deprivation and threat, psychopathology, and potential mediators: A multi-year longitudinal analysis.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal psychology · February 2018 Prior research demonstrates a link between exposure to childhood adversity and psychopathology later in development. However, work on mechanisms linking adversity to psychopathology fails to account for specificity in these pathways across different types ... Full text Open Access Cite

Within- and between-person and group variance in behavior and beliefs in cross-cultural longitudinal data.

Journal Article Journal of adolescence · January 2018 This study grapples with what it means to be part of a cultural group, from a statistical modeling perspective. The method we present compares within- and between-cultural group variability, in behaviors in families. We demonstrate the method using a cross ... Full text Open Access Cite

Peer Victimization during Middle Childhood as a Marker of Attenuated Risk for Adult Arrest.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · January 2018 This longitudinal investigation examined interactions between aggression and peer victimization during middle childhood in the prediction of arrest through the adult years for 388 (198 boys, 190 girls) study participants. As part of an ongoing multisite st ... Full text Open Access Cite

Reward sensitivity, impulse control, and social cognition as mediators of the link between childhood family adversity and externalizing behavior in eight countries.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · December 2017 Using data from 1,177 families in eight countries (Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States), we tested a conceptual model of direct effects of childhood family adversity on subsequent externalizing behaviors ... Full text Open Access Cite

Deep Structure of the Human Affectional System: Introduction to Interpersonal Acceptance–Rejection Theory

Journal Article Journal of Family Theory and Review · December 1, 2017 Interpersonal acceptance–rejection theory (IPARTheory) proposes that across cultures and other sociodemographic groups, interpersonal acceptance and rejection consistently predict the psychological and behavioral adjustment of children and adults (Rohner, ... Full text Cite

Dispositional, demographic, and social predictors of trajectories of intimate partner aggression in early adulthood.

Journal Article Journal of consulting and clinical psychology · October 2017 ObjectiveFrom a developmental systems perspective, the origins of maladjusted behavior are multifaceted, interdependent, and may differ at different points in development. Personality traits influence developmental outcomes, as do socialization en ... Full text Cite

Puberty Predicts Approach But Not Avoidance on the Iowa Gambling Task in a Multinational Sample.

Journal Article Child development · September 2017 According to the dual systems model of adolescent risk taking, sensation seeking and impulse control follow different developmental trajectories across adolescence and are governed by two different brain systems. The authors tested whether different underl ... Full text Cite

Change over time in parents' beliefs about and reported use of corporal punishment in eight countries with and without legal bans.

Journal Article Child abuse & neglect · September 2017 Stopping violence against children is prioritized in goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. All forms of child corporal punishment have been outlawed in 50 countries as of October 2016. Using da ... Full text Cite

'Mixed blessings': parental religiousness, parenting, and child adjustment in global perspective.

Journal Article Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines · August 2017 BackgroundMost studies of the effects of parental religiousness on parenting and child development focus on a particular religion or cultural group, which limits generalizations that can be made about the effects of parental religiousness on famil ... Full text Open Access Cite

Severity and Justness Do Not Moderate the Relation Between Corporal Punishment and Negative Child Outcomes: A Multicultural and Longitudinal Study.

Journal Article International journal of behavioral development · July 2017 There is strong evidence of a positive association between corporal punishment and negative child outcomes, but previous studies have suggested that the manner in which parents implement corporal punishment moderates the effects of its use. This study inve ... Full text Open Access Cite

Family and cultural contexts of parental discipline and children's adjustment: Introduction to the special section

Journal Article International Journal of Behavioral Development · July 1, 2017 A special section of the International Journal of Behavioral Development (IJBD) devoted to the topic 'Family and Cultural Contexts of Parental Discipline and Children's Adjustment.' ... Full text Cite

Introduction to the Special Section of Child Development on Positive Youth Development in Diverse and Global Contexts.

Journal Article Child development · July 2017 Positive youth development (PYD) research seeks to understand and promote positive aspects of development in young people. In this the special section, focused upon youth from diverse racial-ethnic backgrounds around the globe, we describe the origins and ... Full text Cite

Measurement Invariance and Convergent Validity of Anger and Sadness Self-Regulation Among Youth From Six Cultural Groups.

Journal Article Assessment · June 2017 The present study examined measurement invariance and convergent validity of a novel vignette-based measure of emotion-specific self-regulation that simultaneously assesses attributional bias, emotion-regulation, and self-efficacy beliefs about emotion reg ... Full text Cite

An international perspective on parenting and children's adjustment

Chapter · January 1, 2017 This chapter provides an international perspective on parenting and children's adjustment, which can inform understanding of the development of minority children. It begins with an historical overview of this area of inquiry, which has been conducted prima ... Full text Cite

Mothers', fathers' and children's perceptions of parents' expectations about children's family obligations in nine countries.

Journal Article International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie · October 2016 Children's family obligations involve assistance and respect that children are expected to provide to immediate and extended family members and reflect beliefs related to family life that may differ across cultural groups. Mothers, fathers and children (N ... Full text Cite

Early Adolescents' Unique Perspectives of Maternal and Paternal Rejection: Examining Their Across-Dyad Generalizability and Relations with Adjustment 1 Year Later.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · October 2016 Parental rejection is linked to deep and enduring adjustment problems during adolescence. This study aims to further clarify this relation by demonstrating what has long been posited by parental acceptance/rejection theory but never validated empirically-n ... Full text Cite

Interaction of reward seeking and self-regulation in the prediction of risk taking: A cross-national test of the dual systems model.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · October 2016 In the present analysis, we test the dual systems model of adolescent risk taking in a cross-national sample of over 5,200 individuals aged 10 through 30 (M = 17.05 years, SD = 5.91) from 11 countries. We examine whether reward seeking and self-regulation ... Full text Cite

Romantic relationships and alcohol use: A long-term, developmental perspective.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · August 2016 This study considers the developmental origins of alcohol use in young adulthood. Despite substantial evidence linking committed romantic relationships to less problematic alcohol use in adulthood, the uniformity of these protective benefits across differe ... Full text Cite

Positive parenting and children's prosocial behavior in eight countries.

Journal Article Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines · July 2016 BackgroundResearch supports the beneficial role of prosocial behaviors on children's adjustment and successful youth development. Empirical studies point to reciprocal relations between negative parenting and children's maladjustment, but reciproc ... Full text Cite

A Public Health Perspective on School Dropout and Adult Outcomes: A Prospective Study of Risk and Protective Factors From Age 5 to 27 Years.

Journal Article The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine · June 2016 PurposeThis study aimed to advance a public health perspective on links between education and health by examining risk and protective factors that might alter the relation between dropping out of high school and subsequent negative outcomes.Me ... Full text Cite

Identifying an efficient set of items sensitive to clinical-range externalizing problems in children.

Journal Article Psychological assessment · May 2016 The present study applied item response theory to identify an efficient set of items of the Achenbach Externalizing scale from the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL; 33 items) and Teacher's Report Form (TRF; 35 items) that were sensitive to clinical-range sco ... Full text Cite

GENDER IN LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES: REFLECTIONS, LIMITATIONS, DIRECTIONS, AND IMPLICATIONS.

Journal Article Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development · March 2016 Full text Cite

GENDER IN LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES: GENERAL METHODS.

Journal Article Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development · March 2016 Full text Cite

V. Daughters' and Sons' exposure to childrearing discipline and violence in low- and middle-income countries

Journal Article Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development · March 1, 2016 Full text Cite

GENDER IN LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES: INTRODUCTION

Journal Article Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development · March 2016 How do girls and boys in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) in the majority world vary with respect to central indicators of child growth and mortality, parental caregiving, discipline and violence, and child labor? How do key indicators of national g ... Full text Cite

Parental perceptions of children´s agency: Parental warmth, school achievement and adjustment.

Journal Article Early child development and care · January 2016 BackgroundThe present study examined Swedish mothers' and fathers' warmth towards their children in relation to their children´s agency. It also examined the longitudinal relation between agency and children's externalizing, internalizing, and sch ... Full text Cite

Individual, family, and culture level contributions to child physical abuse and neglect: A longitudinal study in nine countries.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · November 2015 This study advances understanding of predictors of child abuse and neglect at multiple levels of influence. Mothers, fathers, and children (N = 1,418 families, M age of children = 8.29 years) were interviewed annually in three waves in 13 cultural groups i ... Full text Cite

A Developmental Analysis of Caregiving Modalities Across Infancy in 38 Low- and Middle-Income Countries.

Journal Article Child development · September 2015 Caregiving is requisite to wholesome child development from the beginning of life. A cross-sectional microgenetic analysis of six caregiving practices across the child's 1st year (0-12 months) in 42,539 families from nationally representative samples in 38 ... Full text Cite

Describing and predicting developmental profiles of externalizing problems from childhood to adulthood.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · August 2015 This longitudinal study considers externalizing behavior problems from ages 5 to 27 (N = 585). Externalizing problem ratings by mothers, fathers, teachers, peers, and self-report were modeled with growth curves. Risk and protective factors across many diff ... Full text Cite

Perceived mother and father acceptance-rejection predict four unique aspects of child adjustment across nine countries.

Journal Article Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines · August 2015 BackgroundIt is generally believed that parental rejection of children leads to child maladaptation. However, the specific effects of perceived parental acceptance-rejection on diverse domains of child adjustment and development have been incomple ... Full text Cite

Intergenerational continuity in parents' and adolescents' externalizing problems: The role of life events and their interaction with GABRA2.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal psychology · August 2015 We examine whether parental externalizing behavior has an indirect effect on adolescent externalizing behavior via elevations in life events, and whether this indirect effect is further qualified by an interaction between life events and adolescents' GABRA ... Full text Cite

Hostile attributional bias and aggressive behavior in global context.

Journal Article Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America · July 2015 We tested a model that children's tendency to attribute hostile intent to others in response to provocation is a key psychological process that statistically accounts for individual differences in reactive aggressive behavior and that this mechanism contri ... Full text Open Access Cite

Pathways among Caregiver Education, Household Resources, and Infant Growth in 39 Low- and Middle-Income Countries.

Journal Article Infancy : the official journal of the International Society on Infant Studies · July 2015 Caregiver education is known to relate to the growth of children, but possible mediation mechanisms of this association are poorly characterized and generally lack empirical support. We test whether instructional capital (caregiver education) leads to impr ... Full text Cite

Mother and father socially desirable responding in nine countries: Two kinds of agreement and relations to parenting self-reports.

Journal Article International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie · June 2015 We assessed 2 forms of agreement between mothers' and fathers' socially desirable responding in China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand and the United States (N = 1110 families). Mothers and fathers in all 9 countries repor ... Full text Cite

Peer victimization during middle childhood as a lead indicator of internalizing problems and diagnostic outcomes in late adolescence.

Journal Article Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53 · May 2015 We examined evidence that peer victimization in middle childhood is a lead indicator of internalizing behavior problems and diagnostic outcomes during adolescence. This research was conducted as part of an ongoing multisite longitudinal investigation. The ... Full text Cite

Developmental mediation of genetic variation in response to the Fast Track prevention program.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · February 2015 We conducted a developmental analysis of genetic moderation of the effect of the Fast Track intervention on adult externalizing psychopathology. The Fast Track intervention enrolled 891 children at high risk to develop externalizing behavior problems when ... Full text Cite

Parenting Practices and Child Misbehavior: A Mixed Method Study of Italian Mothers and Children.

Journal Article Parenting, science and practice · January 2015 ObjectiveThe present study uses a mixed qualitative and quantitative method to examine three main research questions: What are the practices that mothers report they use when trying to correct their children's misbehaviors? Are there common patter ... Full text Cite

Neighborhood disorder, spiritual well-being, and parenting stress in African American women.

Journal Article Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) · December 2014 Using a culturally informed risk-protective framework, the purpose of this study was to examine spiritual well-being (existential, religious) as a moderator (protective factor) in the relation between neighborhood disorder (risk factor) and parenting stres ... Full text Cite

Mothers' and fathers' autonomy-relevant parenting: longitudinal links with adolescents' externalizing and internalizing behavior.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · November 2014 The goal of this study was to advance the understanding of separate and joint effects of mothers' and fathers' autonomy-relevant parenting during early and middle adolescence. In a sample of 518 families, adolescents (49 % female; 83 % European American, 1 ... Full text Cite

Country, sex, and parent occupational status: moderators of the continuity of aggression from childhood to adulthood.

Journal Article Aggressive behavior · November 2014 Using data from two American and one Finnish long-term longitudinal studies, we examined continuity of general aggression from age 8 to physical aggression in early adulthood (age 21-30) and whether continuity of aggression differed by country, sex, and pa ... Full text Cite

Peer rejection, affiliation with deviant peers, delinquency, and risky sexual behavior.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · October 2014 Risky sexual behavior poses significant health risks by increasing sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies. Previous research has documented many factors related to risky sexual behavior. This study adds to the literature by proposing a ... Full text Cite

A longitudinal examination of mothers' and fathers' social information processing biases and harsh discipline in nine countries.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · August 2014 This study examined whether parents' social information processing was related to their subsequent reports of their harsh discipline. Interviews were conducted with mothers (n = 1,277) and fathers (n = 1,030) of children in 1,297 families in nine countries ... Full text Cite

Attitudes justifying domestic violence predict endorsement of corporal punishment and physical and psychological aggression towards children: a study in 25 low- and middle-income countries.

Journal Article The Journal of pediatrics · May 2014 ObjectiveThe Convention on the Rights of the Child has prompted countries to protect children from abuse and exploitation. Exposure to domestic violence and corporal punishment are risk factors in children's development. This study investigated ho ... Full text Cite

Pathways of Peer Relationships from Childhood to Young Adulthood.

Journal Article Journal of applied developmental psychology · March 2014 This study examined trajectories of peer social preference during childhood and personality assessed in early adolescence in relation to trajectories of friendship quality during early adulthood. Participants (N = 585) were followed from age 5 to ag ... Full text Cite

Associations between child disabilities and caregiver discipline and violence in low- and middle-income countries.

Journal Article Child development · March 2014 Using nationally representative samples of 45,964 two- to nine-year-old children and their primary caregivers in 17 developing countries, this study examined the relations between children's cognitive, language, sensory, and motor disabilities and caregive ... Full text Cite

Impulsivity and genetic variants in DRD2 and ANKK1 moderate longitudinal associations between sleep problems and overweight from ages 5 to 11.

Journal Article International journal of obesity (2005) · March 2014 ObjectiveShort sleep duration and sleep problems increase risks of overweight and weight gain. Few previous studies have examined sleep and weight repeatedly over development. This study examined the associations between yearly reports of sleep pr ... Full text Cite

Childrearing Violence and Child Adjustment Following Exposure to Kenyan Post-election Violence.

Journal Article Psychology of violence · January 2014 ObjectiveThis study examines parents' and children's exposure to short-term political violence and the relation between childrearing violence and child adjustment following widespread violence that erupted in Kisumu, Kenya after the disputed presi ... Full text Cite

Corporal punishment, maternal warmth, and child adjustment: a longitudinal study in eight countries.

Journal Article Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53 · January 2014 Two key tasks facing parents across cultures are managing children's behaviors (and misbehaviors) and conveying love and affection. Previous research has found that corporal punishment generally is related to worse child adjustment, whereas parental warmth ... Full text Cite

Neighborhood Danger, Parental Monitoring, Harsh Parenting, and Child Aggression in Nine Countries.

Journal Article Societies (Basel, Switzerland) · January 2014 Exposure to neighborhood danger during childhood has negative effects that permeate multiple dimensions of childhood. The current study examined whether mothers', fathers', and children's perceptions of neighborhood danger are related to child aggression, ... Full text Cite

Parenting

Chapter · January 1, 2014 Full text Cite

Language ability predicts the development of behavior problems in children.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal psychology · May 2013 Prior studies have suggested, but not fully established, that language ability is important for regulating attention and behavior. Language ability may have implications for understanding attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and conduct disorder ... Full text Cite

The link between harsh home environments and negative academic trajectories is exacerbated by victimization in the elementary school peer group.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · February 2013 This article presents a prospective investigation focusing on the moderating role of peer victimization on associations between harsh home environments in the preschool years and academic trajectories during elementary school. The participants were 388 chi ... Full text Cite

Assessing Early Childhood Development

Chapter · January 24, 2013 Policymakers and practitioners use assessments of early childhood development (ECD) to guide decisions regarding allocation of resources, interventions for children, and national policies. It is therefore important to measure ECD in rigorous and methodolog ... Full text Cite

Maternal depressive symptoms as a predictor of alcohol use onset and heavy episodic drinking in youths.

Journal Article Journal of consulting and clinical psychology · October 2012 ObjectiveThe current study addressed a gap in the literature by investigating the association between maternal depressive symptoms and subsequent timing of their children's alcohol use onset and heavy episodic drinking (HED). Childhood depression/ ... Full text Cite

Cross-Cultural and Cross-National Parenting Perspectives

Chapter · September 18, 2012 This chapter focuses on understanding how culture and poverty jointly influence parenting. Depending on cultural, national, and socioeconomic contexts, parents' attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors may differ, and specific forms of parenting may have differen ... Full text Cite

Interaction between serotonin transporter polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) and stressful life events in adolescents' trajectories of anxious/depressed symptoms.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · September 2012 Caspi et al. (2003) found an interaction between the serotonin transporter polymorphism gene (5-HTTLPR) and stressful life events on depression. Subsequent attempts to replicate have been inconsistent. The present research included long allele variants mod ... Full text Cite

Agreement in Mother and Father Acceptance-Rejection, Warmth, and Hostility/Rejection/Neglect of Children across Nine Countries.

Journal Article Cross-cultural research : official journal of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research · August 2012 We assessed whether mothers' and fathers' self-reports of acceptance-rejection, warmth, and hostility/rejection/neglect (HRN) of their pre-adolescent children differ cross-nationally and relative to the gender of the parent and child in 10 communities in 9 ... Full text Cite

Boys’ and Girls’ Relational and Physical Aggression in Nine Countries.

Journal Article Aggressive behavior · July 2012 Distinguishing between relational and physical aggression has become a key feature of many developmental studies in North America and Western Europe, but very little information is available on relational and physical aggression in more diverse cultural co ... Full text Cite

Longitudinal links between spanking and children's externalizing behaviors in a national sample of White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian American families.

Journal Article Child development · May 2012 This study examined whether the longitudinal links between mothers' use of spanking and children's externalizing behaviors are moderated by family race/ethnicity, as would be predicted by cultural normativeness theory, once mean differences in frequency of ... Full text Cite

Forms of Spanking and Children's Externalizing Behaviors.

Journal Article Family relations · April 2012 Research suggests that corporal punishment is related to higher levels of child externalizing behavior, but there has been controversy regarding whether infrequent, mild spanking predicts child externalizing or whether more severe and frequent forms of cor ... Full text Cite

Predicting Filipino Mothers' and Fathers' Reported Use of Corporal Punishment From Education, Authoritarian Attitudes, and Endorsement of Corporal Punishment.

Journal Article International journal of behavioral development · March 2012 The relations of education, authoritarian childrearing attitudes, and endorsement of corporal punishment to Filipino parents' reported use of corporal punishment were examined using two waves of data. Structured interviews using self-report questionnaires ... Full text Cite

Childrearing discipline and violence in developing countries.

Journal Article Child development · January 2012 The present study examined the prevalence and country-level correlates of 11 responses to children's behavior, including nonviolent discipline, psychological aggression, and physical violence, as well as endorsement of the use of physical punishment, in 24 ... Full text Cite

Parental Reasoning, Denying Privileges, Yelling, and Spanking: Ethnic Differences and Associations with Child Externalizing Behavior.

Journal Article Parenting, science and practice · January 2012 ObjectiveThis study was designed to examine whether African American and European American mothers differ in their discipline use when reasoning, denying privileges, yelling, and spanking are considered simultaneously and whether there are ethnic ... Full text Cite

Messages from the terrae cognitae of culture, development, and parenting

Journal Article Bulletin of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development · 2012 Cite

Immigrant Issues

Journal Article · December 1, 2011 This article focuses on issues facing immigrant adolescents. It summarizes demographic profiles of immigrant families and demographic forces that shape the immigrant experience for adolescents and their families. It describes how immigrants' experiences ma ... Full text Cite

Differential susceptibility to adolescent externalizing trajectories: examining the interplay between CHRM2 and peer group antisocial behavior.

Journal Article Child development · November 2011 The present study characterized prototypical patterns of development in self-reported externalizing behavior, between 12 and 22 years of age, within a community sample of 452 genotyped individuals. A Caucasian subset (n = 378) was then examined to determin ... Full text Cite

Dimensions of social capital and life adjustment in the transition to early adulthood.

Journal Article International journal of behavioral development · November 2011 The predictive relations between social capital depth (high-quality relationships across contexts) and breadth (friendship network extensivity) and early-adult, life adjustment outcomes were examined using data from a prospective longitudinal study. Interv ... Full text Cite

The association between parental warmth and control in thirteen cultural groups.

Journal Article Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) · October 2011 The goal of the current study was to investigate potential cross-cultural differences in the covariation between two of the major dimensions of parenting behavior: control and warmth. Participants included 1,421 (51% female) 7- to 10-year-old (M = 8.29, SD ... Full text Cite

Parenting Attributions and Attitudes in Cross-Cultural Perspective.

Journal Article Parenting, science and practice · July 2011 OBJECTIVE: This article used the Parenting Across Cultures Project to evaluate similarities and differences in mean levels and relative agreement between mothers' and fathers' attributions and attitudes in parenting in 9 countries. DESIGN: Mothers and fat ... Full text Cite

Evaluation of the Better Parenting Programme in Jordan.

Journal Article Early child development and care · June 2011 This study evaluates the Better Parenting Programme (BPP), which has been implemented nationally in Jordan to enhance parents' knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours related to caring for young children. Participants (N = 337, 94% female) were randomly assig ... Full text Cite

Parenting attributions and attitudes in diverse cultural contexts: Introduction to the special issue

Journal Article Parenting · April 1, 2011 This Introduction describes the conceptual rationale, the general methods of the Parenting Across Cultures Project, and the analytic plan adopted in the articles in this special issue. Each article that follows this Introduction describes the parenting con ... Full text Cite

CHRM2, parental monitoring, and adolescent externalizing behavior: evidence for gene-environment interaction.

Journal Article Psychological science · April 2011 Psychologists, with their long-standing tradition of studying mechanistic processes, can make important contributions to further characterizing the risk associated with genes identified as influencing risk for psychiatric disorders. We report one such effo ... Full text Cite

Reciprocal relations between parents' physical discipline and children's externalizing behavior during middle childhood and adolescence.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · February 2011 Using data from two long-term longitudinal projects, we investigated reciprocal relations between maternal reports of physical discipline and teacher and self-ratings of child externalizing behavior, accounting for continuity in both discipline and externa ... Full text Cite

Attributions and Attitudes of Mothers and Fathers in the United States.

Journal Article Parenting, science and practice · January 2011 OBJECTIVE.: The present study examined mean level similarities and differences as well as correlations between U.S. mothers' and fathers' attributions regarding successes and failures in caregiving situations and progressive versus authoritarian attitudes. ... Full text Cite

An evaluation of the implementation of public kindergartens in Jordan

Journal Article · December 1, 2010 The present study evaluates a major education reform in Jordan-the implementation of public kindergartens-and provides an example of how evaluation can be incorporated into education reform. Although first grade is mandatory in Jordan, kindergarten is not. ... Cite

Early exposure to parents' relationship instability: implications for sexual behavior and depression in adolescence.

Journal Article The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine · December 2010 PurposeExamine the effects of the timing of parents' relationship instability on adolescent sexual and mental health.MethodsWe assessed whether the timing of parents' relationship instability predicted adolescents' history of sexual partn ... Full text Cite

Education reform and the quality of kindergartens in Jordan.

Journal Article Early child development and care · October 2010 The present study evaluates a major education reform in Jordan-the implementation of public kindergartens-and provides an example of how evaluation can be incorporated into education reform. In the context of education reform in Jordan, 532 public kinderga ... Full text Cite

Developmental Precursors of Number of Sexual Partners from Age 16 to 22.

Journal Article Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence · September 2010 This study examines family and child characteristics, parent and peer relationships, and early adolescent behavior as statistical predictors of trajectories of number of sexual partners from mid-adolescence through early adulthood using data from 527 parti ... Full text Cite

Children's Perceptions of Maternal Hostility as a Mediator of the Link between Discipline and Children's Adjustment in Four Countries.

Journal Article International journal of behavioral development · September 2010 Using data from 195 dyads of mothers and children (age range = 8-12 years; M = 10.63) in four countries (China, India, the Philippines, and Thailand), this study examined children's perceptions of maternal hostility as a mediator of the links between physi ... Full text Cite

Developmental cascades of peer rejection, social information processing biases, and aggression during middle childhood.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · August 2010 This study tested a developmental cascade model of peer rejection, social information processing (SIP), and aggression using data from 585 children assessed at 12 time points from kindergarten through Grade 3. Peer rejection had direct effects on subsequen ... Full text Open Access Cite

MAOA-uVNTR and early physical discipline interact to influence delinquent behavior.

Journal Article Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines · June 2010 BackgroundA functional polymorphism in the promoter region of the monoamine oxidizing gene monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) has been associated with behavioral sensitivity to adverse environmental conditions in multiple studies (e.g., Caspi et al. 2002; ... Full text Cite

Does physical abuse in early childhood predict substance use in adolescence and early adulthood?

Journal Article Child maltreatment · May 2010 Prospective longitudinal data from 585 families were used to examine parents' reports of child physical abuse in the first 5 years of life as a predictor of substance use at ages 12, 16, and 24. Path analyses revealed that physical abuse in the first 5 yea ... Full text Cite

The Interactive Effects of Marital Conflict and Divorce on Parent-Adult Children's Relationships.

Journal Article Journal of marriage and the family · April 2010 This study examines main effect and interactive models of the relations between marital conflict, divorce, and parent-adult child relationships, and gender differences in these relations. Data were drawn from a longitudinal study of a community sample (N = ... Full text Cite

Parent discipline practices in an international sample: associations with child behaviors and moderation by perceived normativeness.

Journal Article Child development · March 2010 This study examined the associations of 11 discipline techniques with children's aggressive and anxious behaviors in an international sample of mothers and children from 6 countries and determined whether any significant associations were moderated by moth ... Full text Cite

The special problem of cultural differences in effects of corporal punishment

Journal Article Law and Contemporary Problems · March 1, 2010 Cite

Domain specificity in relationship history, social-information processing, and violent behavior in early adulthood.

Journal Article Journal of personality and social psychology · February 2010 Using prospective longitudinal data, we tested 5 hypotheses: (a) that the relation between earlier developmental experiences (peer social rejection and victimization in a romantic relationship) and adult violent behavior toward peers and romantic partners ... Full text Cite

Corporal punishment of children in nine countries as a function of child gender and parent gender.

Journal Article International journal of pediatrics · January 2010 Background. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to a global perspective on corporal punishment by examining differences between mothers' and fathers' use of corporal punishment with daughters and sons in nine countries. Methods. Interviews were cond ... Full text Cite

Early Adolescent Romantic Partner Status, Peer Standing, and Problem Behaviors.

Journal Article The Journal of early adolescence · December 2009 This study examined associations among early adolescent romantic relationships, peer standing, problem behaviors, and gender as a moderator of these associations, in a sample of 320 seventh-grade students. Popular and controversial status youth were more l ... Full text Cite

Behavioral predictors of mental health service utilization in childhood through adolescence.

Journal Article Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP · December 2009 ObjectivesThis study investigated predictors of mental health service utilization from age 5 through age 16.MethodsData were collected on a community sample of 399 children, including 338 European Americans and 61 African Americans. Inter ... Full text Cite

A dynamic CASCADE model of the development of substance-use onset

Journal Article Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development · December 1, 2009 Although the onset of illicit substance use during adolescence can hit parents abruptly like a raging flood, its origins likely start as a trickle in early childhood. Understanding antecedent factors and how they grow into a stream that leads to adolescent ... Cite

Trajectories of physical discipline: early childhood antecedents and developmental outcomes.

Journal Article Child development · September 2009 This study examined childhood antecedents and developmental outcomes associated with trajectories of mild and harsh parental physical discipline. Interview, questionnaire, and observational data were available from 499 children followed from ages 5 to 16 a ... Full text Cite

Early adolescents' social standing in peer groups: behavioral correlates of stability and change.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · September 2009 Sociometric nominations, social cognitive maps, and self-report questionnaires were completed in consecutive years by 327 students (56% girls) followed longitudinally from grade 7 to grade 8 to examine the stability of social standing in peer groups and co ... Full text Cite

Role of GABRA2 in trajectories of externalizing behavior across development and evidence of moderation by parental monitoring.

Journal Article Archives of general psychiatry · June 2009 ContextAs we identify genes involved in psychiatric disorders, the next step will be to study how the risk associated with susceptibility genes manifests across development and in conjunction with the environment. We describe analyses aimed at cha ... Full text Cite

Parental divorce and children's adjustment

Journal Article Perspectives on Psychological Science · 2009 Cite

Assessing the school readiness of children in Jordan

Journal Article Journal of Educational Research · 2009 Cite

Child, family, and community characteristics associated with school readiness in Jordan

Journal Article Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development · 2009 Cite

Social Network Centrality and Leadership Status: Links with Problem Behaviors and Tests of Gender Differences.

Journal Article Merrill-Palmer quarterly (Wayne State University. Press) · January 2009 Seventh-grade students (N = 324) completed social cognitive maps to identify peer groups and peer group leaders, sociometric nominations to describe their peers' behaviors, and questionnaires to assess their own behaviors. Peer group members resembled one ... Full text Cite

A dynamic cascade model of the development of substance-use onset.

Journal Article Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development · January 2009 Although the onset of illicit substance use during adolescence can hit parents abruptly like a raging flood, its origins likely start as a trickle in early childhood. Understanding antecedent factors and how they grow into a stream that leads to adolescent ... Full text Cite

A process model of attachment-friend linkages: hostile attribution biases, language ability, and mother-child affective mutuality as intervening mechanisms.

Journal Article Child development · November 2008 This study identified mechanisms through which child-mother attachment security at 36 months was associated with mother- and teacher-reported friendship quality at 3rd grade. Data from a subsample of 1,071 children (536 boys) participating in the National ... Full text Cite

Changes in the relation of self-efficacy beliefs and behaviors across development.

Journal Article Child development · September 2008 Many social science theories that examine the connection between beliefs and behaviors assume that belief constructs will predict behaviors similarly across development. Converging research implies that this assumption may not be tenable across all ages or ... Full text Cite

The developmental course of illicit substance use from age 12 to 22: links with depressive, anxiety, and behavior disorders at age 18.

Journal Article Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines · August 2008 BackgroundPrevious theory and research suggest links between substance use and externalizing behavior problems, but links between substance use and internalizing problems are less clear. The present study sought to understand concurrent links amon ... Full text Cite

Cultural Norms for Adult Corporal Punishment of Children and Societal Rates of Endorsement and Use of Violence.

Journal Article Parenting, science and practice · July 2008 OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that societal rates of corporal punishment of children predict societal levels of violence, using "culture" as the unit of analysis. DESIGN: Data were retrieved from the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample of anthropological re ... Full text Cite

Social information processing and cardiac predictors of adolescent antisocial behavior.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal psychology · May 2008 The relations among social information processing (SIP), cardiac activity, and antisocial behavior were investigated in adolescents over a 3-year period (from ages 16 to 18) in a community sample of 585 (48% female, 17% African American) participants. Anti ... Full text Cite

Early physical abuse and later violent delinquency: a prospective longitudinal study.

Journal Article Child maltreatment · August 2007 In this prospective longitudinal study of 574 children followed from age 5 to age 21, the authors examine the links between early physical abuse and violent delinquency and other socially relevant outcomes during late adolescence or early adulthood and the ... Full text Cite

Peer social preference and depressive symptoms of children in Italy and the United States.

Journal Article International journal of behavioral development · May 2007 This study examined the role of low social preference in relation to subsequent depressive symptoms, with particular attention to prior depressive symptoms, prior and concurrent aggression, mutual friendships, and peer victimization. Italian children (N = ... Full text Cite

Peer rejection and internalizing problems of children in the United States and Italy

Journal Article Internaltional Journal of Behavioral Development · 2007 Cite

Social Support

Journal Article · January 1, 2007 This article first reviews illustrative theoretical perspectives of social support and stress. Next, it provides an outline and overview of the research focusing on social support as a coping mechanism, followed by a discussion of social support as a sourc ... Full text Cite

A 12-year prospective study of patterns of social information processing problems and externalizing behaviors.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · October 2006 This study investigated how discrete social information processing (SIP) steps may combine with one another to create distinct groups of youth who are characterized by particular patterns of SIP. SIP assessments were conducted on a community sample of 576 ... Full text Cite

Trajectories of internalizing, externalizing, and grades for children who have and have not experienced their parents' divorce or separation.

Journal Article Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) · June 2006 This study examined whether the occurrence and timing of parental separation or divorce was related to trajectories of academic grades and mother- and teacher-reported internalizing and externalizing problems. The authors used hierarchical linear models to ... Full text Cite

Sibling relationships and best friendships in young adulthood: Warmth, conflict, and well-being

Journal Article Personal Relationships · June 1, 2006 Although much work addresses the importance of siblings and friendships in separate investigations, few studies simultaneously examine both relationships. Young adults (N = 102, M age = 18.7) were surveyed about their friendships, their sibling relationshi ... Full text Cite

Developmental trajectories of externalizing and internalizing behaviors: factors underlying resilience in physically abused children.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · January 2006 Using a multisite community sample of 585 children, this study examined how protective and vulnerability factors alter trajectories of teacher-reported externalizing and internalizing behavior from kindergarten through Grade 8 for children who were and wer ... Full text Cite

Perceptions of friendship quality and observed behaviors with friends: How do sociometrically rejected, average, and popular girls differ?

Journal Article Merrill-Palmer Quarterly · January 1, 2006 This study examined associations between sociometric status and friendship quality using observational and questionnaire data from 139 fourth-grade girls and their friends. Multivariate analyses of covariance (controlling for ethnicity and socioeconomic st ... Full text Cite

Toward a dynamic developmental model of the role of parents and peers in early onset substance use

Conference · January 1, 2006 Although most theories of deviant behavioral development explicitly acknowledge the roles of both parenting and peer relations, few theories, and even fewer empirical analyses, have articulated the manner in which these factors relate to each other and ope ... Full text Cite

Physical discipline and children's adjustment: cultural normativeness as a moderator.

Journal Article Child development · November 2005 Interviews were conducted with 336 mother-child dyads (children's ages ranged from 6 to 17 years; mothers' ages ranged from 20 to 59 years) in China, India, Italy, Kenya, the Philippines, and Thailand to examine whether normativeness of physical discipline ... Full text Cite

A family process model of problem behaviors in adolescents

Journal Article Journal of Marriage and Family · February 1, 2005 This study examines the ways in which different family processes and personal experiences of social contexts are related to the adjustment of adolescents in a subsample of 755 mother-child dyads drawn from the National Survey of Families and Households. St ... Full text Cite

A quantitative and qualitative approach to social relationships and well-being in the United States and Japan

Journal Article Journal of Comparative Family Studies · January 1, 2005 This study examined associations between social relationships and psychological well-being through (a) quantitative analyses of surveys of representative samples ranging in age from 13 to 93 in the United States (N = 1498) and Japan (N = 1641) and (b) qual ... Full text Cite

Parenting practices and children's adjustment across cultures: Introduction to the Special Issue

Journal Article International Journal of Behavioral Development · 2005 Cite

Providing for the best interests of the child?: The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997

Journal Article Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology · September 1, 2004 The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (ASFA) was passed to increase rates of adoptions and other permanent placements for children in foster care. Through acceleration of timelines for terminating the rights of biological parents and for developing pe ... Full text Cite

Parent academic involvement as related to school behavior, achievement, and aspirations: demographic variations across adolescence.

Journal Article Child development · September 2004 A longitudinal model of parent academic involvement, behavioral problems, achievement, and aspirations was examined for 463 adolescents, followed from 7th (approximately 12 years old) through 11th (approximately 16 years old) grades. Parent academic involv ... Full text Cite

Divorce and Child Behavior Problems: Applying Latent Change Score Models to Life Event Data.

Journal Article Structural equation modeling : a multidisciplinary journal · July 2004 Effects of parents' divorce on children's adjustment have been studied extensively. This article applies new advances in trajectory modeling to the problem of disentangling the effects of divorce on children's adjustment from related factors such as the ch ... Full text Cite

Ethnic differences in the link between physical discipline and later adolescent externalizing behaviors.

Journal Article Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines · May 2004 BackgroundParents' use of physical discipline has generated controversy related to concerns that its use is associated with adjustment problems such as aggression and delinquency in children. However, recent evidence suggests that there are ethnic ... Full text Cite

Gaining a child: Comparing the experiences of biological parents, adoptive parents, and stepparents

Journal Article Family Relations · January 1, 2004 This study compares the experience of gaining a child through birth, adoption, or marriage, extending the focus of investigation beyond biological parenthood and the transition made by first-time parents. Using a subsample from the National Survey of Famil ... Full text Cite

Marital quality, maternal depressed affect, harsh parenting, and child externalising in Hong Kong Chinese families

Journal Article International Journal of Behavioral Development · January 1, 2004 The present study used a family systems approach to examine harsh parenting, maternal depressed affect, and marital quality in relation to children's externalising behaviour problems in a sample of 158 Hong Kong primary school children. At two time points, ... Full text Cite

Links between family relationships and best friendships in the United States and Japan.

Journal Article International journal of aging & human development · January 2004 This study was designed to examine associations between family relationship quality and friendship quality in the United States and Japan using surveys of representative samples of individuals ranging in age from 13 to 93 in the United States (n = 1498) an ... Full text Cite

The development of attitudes about physical punishment: an 8-year longitudinal study.

Journal Article Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) · September 2003 We examined young adolescents' endorsement of parental use of corporal punishment to elucidate processes underlying the intergenerational transmission of discipline strategies. The community sample was ethnically and socioeconomically diverse. Mothers comp ... Full text Cite

Friendship Quality, Peer Group Affiliation, and Peer Antisocial Behavior as Moderators of the Link Between Negative Parenting and Adolescent Externalizing Behavior.

Journal Article Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence · May 2003 Quality of peer relationships and perceived peer antisocial behavior were examined as moderators of the link between negative parenting and externalizing behavior problems in school from middle childhood to early adolescence. Data on negative parenting (i. ... Full text Cite

Peer rejection and social information-processing factors in the development of aggressive behavior problems in children.

Journal Article Child development · March 2003 The relation between social rejection and growth in antisocial behavior was investigated. In Study 1,259 boys and girls (34% African American) were followed from Grades 1 to 3 (ages 6-8 years) to Grades 5 to 7 (ages 10-12 years). Early peer rejection predi ... Full text Open Access Cite

Developmental models of aggression

Chapter · January 1, 2003 In this chapter, we review developmental theories related to aggressive behavior. The development of aggression and other forms of antisocial behavior has been a central concern in the field of developmental psychopathology (1), and a large body of researc ... Cite

A 12-year prospective study of the long-term effects of early child physical maltreatment on psychological, behavioral, and academic problems in adolescence.

Journal Article Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine · August 2002 ObjectiveTo determine whether child physical maltreatment early in life has long-term effects on psychological, behavioral, and academic problems independent of other characteristics associated with maltreatment.DesignProspective longitud ... Full text Cite

Differences between men and women in social relations, resource deficits, and depressive symptomatology during later life in four nations

Journal Article Journal of Social Issues · January 1, 2002 This article examines gender differences in social relations and resource deficits in France (N = 553), Germany (N = 516), Japan (N = 491), and the United States (N = 514). These data, from regionally representative samples, indicate few gender differences ... Full text Cite

Widowhood and illness: a comparison of social network characteristics in France, Germany, Japan, and the United States.

Journal Article Psychology and aging · December 2001 This study examined social network characteristics of adults aged 70 to 90 years in relation to widowhood and illness in France, Germany, Japan, and the United States. Participants were drawn from representative samples from each of the 4 countries (total ... Full text Cite

Theoretical Perspectives on Adoptive Families' Well-Being: Which Comparison Groups Are Most Appropriate?

Journal Article Marriage and Family Review · September 1, 2001 In this article, we review alternative approaches to selecting appropriate comparison groups when assessing the well-being of members in adoptive families. We consider four theoretical perspectives, each emphasizing the importance of different features of ... Full text Cite

Does family structure matter? A comparison of adoptive, two-parent biological, single-mother, stepfather, and stepmother households

Journal Article Journal of Marriage and Family · August 1, 2001 Using data from the National Survey of Families and Households, we compared quality of family relationships and well-being across five different family structures with a particular focus on adoptive households. Four theoretical perspectives, each emphasizi ... Full text Cite

Friendship in childhood and adulthood: lessons across the life span.

Journal Article International journal of aging & human development · January 2000 Friendship occupies an important place in the growing body of literature in child development and gerontological research. As such, it may be useful for researchers from both fields to consider what can be learned from work carried out in each tradition. T ... Full text Cite

Children's interactions in triads: behavioral profiles and effects of gender and patterns of friendships among members.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · January 1999 In all, 56 triads of same-sex 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-grade children were observed during an intimate discussion, a cooperative puzzle task, a competitive game, and free play. Observers coded triadic interaction using a Q sort and individual process ratings. O ... Full text Cite

Satisfaction with social networks: an examination of socioemotional selectivity theory across cohorts.

Journal Article Psychology and aging · December 1998 This study examines L. L. Carstensen's (1993, 1995) socioemotional selectivity theory within and across three cohorts spanning 4 decades. Socioemotional selectivity theory predicts that as individuals age, they narrow their social networks to devote more e ... Full text Cite

Negative effects of close social relations

Journal Article Family Relations · January 1, 1998 This study examines close social relations among older married adults with children. Results indicated that women named more close relationships than did men and were less happy the more people they named, though this was not true of less close relationshi ... Full text Cite

Influences of family structure and parental conflict on children's well-being

Journal Article Family Relations · January 1, 1998 Relative effects of membership in one of two family structures (married-never divorced-not remarried) and interparental conflict (high vs. low) on children's well-being (internalizing, externalizing behavior, and trouble with peers) are examined for a samp ... Full text Cite