|Adolescent Sexual Victimization, ADHD Symptoms, and Risky Sexual Behavior
||This study examined the association between ADHD symptoms experienced before age 12 and sexual victimization during adolescence in a sample of 374 college women who had not been sexually victimized as children. The linkage with risky sexual behavior ...
|Adolescents' Emotional Reactivity Across Relationship Contexts
||Adolescents' emotional reactivity in family, close friendships, and romantic relationships was examined in a community-based sample of 416 two-parent families. Six waves of annual data were analyzed using structural equation modeling. Emotional react...
|Adolescents' Triangulation in Marital Conflict and Peer Relations
||This study examined the association between youths' triangulation in marital conflict and three aspects of their peer relations in 416 families during early adolescence. A 4-wave, longitudinal research design was used. As hypothesized, triangulation ...
|Cumulative Family Risk Predicts Increases in Adjustment Difficulties across Early Adolescence
||Family is an important socialization context for youth as they move through early adolescence. A significant feature of this complex socialization context is the accumulation of potential family risk factors that may compromise youth adjustment. This...
|Family Process and Peer Deviance Influences on Adolescent Aggression: Longitudinal Effects Across Early and Middle Adolescence
||Beginning in sixth grade at an average age of 11.9 years, 416 adolescents and their parents participated in 4 waves of data collection involving family observations and multiple-reporter assessments. Ecological theory and the process-person-context-t...
|Interparental Conflict and Academic Achievement: An Examination of Mediating and Moderating Factors
||Using a risk and resiliency theoretical framework, the association between interparental conflict and academic achievement was examined. The sample consisted of 2,297 6th grade youth with a mean age of 11.92. Participants were mostly European America...
|Kinship Foster Parents' Perceptions of Factors that Promote or Inhibit Successful Fostering
||A better understanding of kinship foster families' perceptions of the familial factors and parenting beliefs that promote or inhibit successful fostering can inform child welfare practice and policy. To this end, and to extend previous research [Bueh...
|Marital Quality and Personal Well-Being: A Meta-Analysis
||This study examines the association between marital quality and personal well-being using meta-analytic techniques. Effects from 93 studies were analyzed. The average weighted effect size r was .37 for cross-sectional and .25 for longitudinal effects...
|Moderators of the Link between Marital Hostility and Change in Spouses’ Depressive Symptoms
||This study examined the moderating roles of marital warmth and recent life events in the association between observed marital hostility and changes in spouses’ depressive symptoms over 3 years. Using the actor-partner interdependence model (APIM), st...
|Mothers' Part-time Employment: Associations with Mother and Family Well-being
||The associations between mothers' part-time employment and mother well-being, parenting, and family functioning were examined using seven waves of the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development data (N = 1,364), infancy through middle chil...
|Mothers' Part-Time Employment: Child, Parent, and Family Outcomes
||This article examines mothers' part-time employment, comparing working part-time with full-time employment and not working at all. Our analysis is organized around 2 paradigmatic views of maternal employment, 1 centered on the adaptive nature of moth...
|Parents and Peers as Social Influences to Deter Antisocial Behavior
||Growth curve analyses were used to investigate parents’ and peers’ influence on adolescents’ choice to abstain from antisocial behavior in a community-based sample of 416 early adolescents living in the Southeastern United States. Participants were p...
|Parents’ Divorce Proneness: The Influence of Adolescent Problem Behaviors and Parental Efficacy
||Early adolescents’ problem behaviors were examined as predictors of parents’ divorce proneness in a community-based sample of 416 families across a 4-year time span. Using family systems theory, it was hypothesized that adolescents’ problems are link...
|A Process Model of Adolescents' Triangulation into Parents' Marital Conflict: The Role of Emotional Reactivity
||This study examined adolescents' emotional reactivity to parents' marital conflict as a mediator of the association between triangulation and adolescents' internalizing problems in a sample of 2-parent families (N = 426). Four waves of annual, multip...
|A Process Model of Parenting and Adolescents' Friendship Competence
||This study examined the prospective relationship between negative parenting behaviors and adolescents' friendship competence in a community sample of 416 two-parent families in the Southeastern USA. Adolescents' externalizing problems and their emoti...
|Where are Family Theories in Family-based Obesity Treatment?: Conceptualizing the Study of Families in Pediatric Weight Management
||Family-based approaches to pediatric obesity treatment are considered the ‘gold-standard,’ and are recommended for facilitating behavior change to improve child weight status and health. If family-based approaches are to be truly rooted in the family...