|Adolescents' Well-Being as a Function of Perceived Interparental Consistency
||High school students reported separately on mothers and fathers' responsiveness and demandingness and their own academic achievement and engagement, involvement in problem behavior, psychosocial development, and internalized distress. Mothers and fat...
|Associations Between Interparental Relationships and Experiences of Parenting Stress Among Mothers: The Mediating Role of Perceived Control
||The current study investigated the potential benefits of relationships between parents whose children were friends (closure relationships) within a sample of 404 mothers. Associations between closure and three domains of parenting stress were explore...
|Cell Phone Decision Making: Adolescents’ Perceptions of How and Why They Make the Choice to Text or Call
||The primary aim of this study was to examine how and why adolescents make decisions regarding whether to conduct their communication via texting versus calling features of cellular telephones. Individual semistructured qualitative interviews were con...
|The Company They Keep: Relation of Adolescents' Adjustment and Behavior to Their Friends' Perceptions of Authoritative Parenting in the Social Network
||Approximately 4,500 14- to 18-year-olds completed questionnaires concerning their parents' practices and their academic achievement, psychosocial competence, behavior problems, and internalized distress. Independent reports from participants' friends...
|Context and closure in children’s friendships: Prevalence and demographic variation
||Third-grade children (N = 404) and their mothers completed questionnaires and participated in interviews designed to identify children’s friendships across the multiple contexts of their lives and to determine the strength of parent-to-parent ...
|Context and Companionship in Children’s Short-term versus Long-term Friendships
||Children (N = 341) and their mothers participated in interviews when children were in fourth and fifth grades. Mothers and children worked together to identify children’s friends across various contexts of their lives. Children rated the companionshi...
|Factors Associated With Perceived Parenting Competence Among Special Needs Adoptive Mothers
||The study reported here considered the nature of associations among children's behavior problems,
parenting stress, and mothers' feelings of competence. Seventy-two adoptive mothers
reported on their adopted children's behavior problems, their own ...
|Identifying children’s friendships across diverse contexts Maternal and child perspectives
||We examined the extent to which identifications of children’s friends across multiple contexts by both children and their mothers might differ from identifications made by both individuals working in concert as well as the sources of such differences...
|Implications of the family expert role for parental rules regarding adolescent use of social technologies
||We conducted individual semi-structured qualitative interviews with a diverse group of 40 adolescents to assess their perceptions related to (a) the location of expert power within their families with respect to social technology use (cell phones and...
|Incorporating Issues of Sexual Orientation in the Classroom: Challenges and Solutions
||Family studies faculty have an opportunity and a responsibility to address issues related to the development and family lives of sexual minority individuals in graduate and undergraduate courses, This article identifies and discusses 6 challenges inv...
|Links Between Social Network Closure and Child Well-Being: The Organizing Role of Friendship Context
||Third grade children (N = 404) and their mothers completed questionnaires and participated in interviews designed to identify children’s friendships across multiple contexts, determine levels of social network closure for these friendships, an...
|Managing Children's Friendships Through Interparental Relationships: Roles of Ethnicity and Friendship Context
||Twenty African American and European American mothers of fourth-grade students reflected on strategies for managing children's friend. ships maintained across a variety of contexts. Ethnicity differentially located families within specific social con...
|Maternal Authority Regarding Early Adolescents’ Social Technology Use
||Use of social technologies (e.g., cellular telephones, social networking sites) is highly prevalent among American adolescents, in some cases outpacing that of adults (Nielsen Company). Rapid cultural change such as that represented by technological ...
|Maternal Management of Social Relationships as a Correlate of Children’s School-Based Experiences
||We tested a model considering the manner in which mothers’ use of their own social relationships and efforts to facilitate their children’s school-based social relationships were associated with two distinct types of school-based competence: academic...
|"The Only 13- Year Old on Planet Earth Without a Cell Phone": Meanings of Cell Phones in Early Adolescents' Everyday Lives
||Cellular telephones have become an increasingly prevalent feature of contemporary American life, with usage often beginning during early adolescence. With this in mind, twenty 7th graders and their mothers participated in separate qualitative intervi...
|Parental Influences on Adolescent Involvement in Community Activities
||Youth involvement in extracurricular activities reflects both family socialization influences and civic development. Parents can promote such activity through examples set by personal involvement in the community and through reinforcement of their ch...
|Parental Mediators of Associations Between Perceived Authoritative Parenting and Early Adolescent Substance Use
||Assessed in this study was whether a variety of specific parental behaviors mediated associations between perceived authoritative parenting and early adolescent substance use. Eighth-grade students (N= 182) completed questionnaires about their percep...
|Parental Racial Socialization and the Academic Achievement of African American Children: A Cultural-Ecological Approach
||Using a cultural-ecological approach, this study examined: (a) associations between parental racial socialization and child academic achievement and (b) variations in these associations across child gender and family socio-economic status. Participan...
|Parenting Style as a Moderator of Associations Between Maternal Disciplinary Strategies and Child Well-Being
||The authors investigate whether parental use of punitive discipline and yielding to coercion varies in levels and associated child outcomes for mothers with different parenting styles. Participants were fourth-grade children (N = 370) and thei...
|Prediction of maternal use of friendship facilitation strategies in middle childhood
||We examined child characteristics as predictors of maternal friendship facilitation strategies from third to fifth grades. Results indicated variation in initial levels of friendship facilitation and linear change over time, but no variation in traje...
|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...
|Race, Class, and Religious Differences in the Social Networks of Children and Their Parents
||The study is a qualitative investigation of mothers’ perspectives about and their role in negotiating and developing intergenerational closure across race, class, and religious differences and their management of children’s diverse friendships. Black...
|Sex Differences in Associations Between Parental Behaviors and Characteristics and Adolescent Social Integration
||One hundred and eight eighth grade students completed self-report questionnaires about their perceptions of parental warmth, structure, and psychological autonomy granting (used to compute a measure of perceived parental authoritativeness) and three ...
|Strategies for Obtaining Parental Consent to Participate in Research
||Researchers recruiting samples of children through schools typically face considerable challenges in obtaining completed consent forms from parents. Because children whose parents do not return consent forms are not able to participate in research, p...
|Structured Leisure Activities in Middle Childhood: Links to Well-Being
||Associations between children’s (N = 147) participation in structured leisure activities and their adjustment were examined. Caregivers provided lists of extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, and church activities) in which children participated...
|Understanding the Authoritative Parenting—Early Adolescent Tobacco Use Link: The Mediating Role of Peer Tobacco Use
||Eighth-grade students (N = 156) completed questionnaires in which they reported on their perceptions of parents' warmth. structure, and psychological autonomy granting (used to create an index of authoritative parenting) and their own levels o...