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

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Deater-Deckard, K; Godwin, J; Lansford, JE; Tirado, LMU; Yotanyamaneewong, S; Alampay, LP; Al-Hassan, SM; Bacchini, D; Bornstein, MH; Chang, L ...
Published in: 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 prediction from prior household chaos and neighborhood danger (at 13 years) to subsequent adolescent maladjustment (externalizing, internalizing, and school performance problems at 15 years). The sample included 511 urban families in six LMICs: China, Colombia, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, and Thailand. Multigroup structural equation modeling showed consistent associations between chaos, danger, affectionate and harsh parenting, and adolescent adjustment problems. There was some support for the hypothesis, with nearly all countries showing a modest indirect effect of maternal hostility (but not affection) for adolescent externalizing, internalizing, and scholastic problems. Results provide further evidence that chaotic home and dangerous neighborhood environments increase risk for adolescent maladjustment in LMIC contexts, via harsher maternal parenting.

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Developmental science

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EISSN

1467-7687

ISSN

1363-755X

Publication Date

September 2019

Volume

22

Issue

5

Start / End Page

e12855

Related Subject Headings

  • Residence Characteristics
  • Poverty
  • Parenting
  • Mother-Child Relations
  • Maternal Behavior
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Developmental & Child Psychology
 

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Deater-Deckard, K., Godwin, J., Lansford, J. E., Tirado, L. M. U., Yotanyamaneewong, S., Alampay, L. P., … Tapanya, S. (2019). Chaos, danger, and maternal parenting in families: Links with adolescent adjustment in low- and middle-income countries. Developmental Science, 22(5), e12855. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12855
Deater-Deckard, Kirby, Jennifer Godwin, Jennifer E. Lansford, Liliana Maria Uribe Tirado, Saengduean Yotanyamaneewong, Liane Peña Alampay, Suha M. Al-Hassan, et al. “Chaos, danger, and maternal parenting in families: Links with adolescent adjustment in low- and middle-income countries.Developmental Science 22, no. 5 (September 2019): e12855. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12855.
Deater-Deckard K, Godwin J, Lansford JE, Tirado LMU, Yotanyamaneewong S, Alampay LP, et al. Chaos, danger, and maternal parenting in families: Links with adolescent adjustment in low- and middle-income countries. Developmental science. 2019 Sep;22(5):e12855.
Deater-Deckard, Kirby, et al. “Chaos, danger, and maternal parenting in families: Links with adolescent adjustment in low- and middle-income countries.Developmental Science, vol. 22, no. 5, Sept. 2019, p. e12855. Epmc, doi:10.1111/desc.12855.
Deater-Deckard K, Godwin J, Lansford JE, Tirado LMU, Yotanyamaneewong S, Alampay LP, Al-Hassan SM, Bacchini D, Bornstein MH, Chang L, Di Giunta L, Dodge KA, Oburu P, Pastorelli C, Skinner AT, Sorbring E, Steinberg L, Tapanya S. Chaos, danger, and maternal parenting in families: Links with adolescent adjustment in low- and middle-income countries. Developmental science. 2019 Sep;22(5):e12855.

Published In

Developmental science

DOI

EISSN

1467-7687

ISSN

1363-755X

Publication Date

September 2019

Volume

22

Issue

5

Start / End Page

e12855

Related Subject Headings

  • Residence Characteristics
  • Poverty
  • Parenting
  • Mother-Child Relations
  • Maternal Behavior
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Developmental & Child Psychology