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Reciprocal influences between parental knowledge and adolescent self-control: A cross-sequential nationwide study of Korean youth

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Yu, JJ, Reciprocal influences between parental knowledge and adolescent self-control: A cross-sequential nationwide study of Korean youth, Journal of Family Psychology, (24) pp. 458-467. ISSN 0893-3200 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1037/a0020425

Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to examine the bidirectional relation between parental knowledge and self-control among South Korean youth using a nationwide cross-sequential data. Data included early adolescents (N = 2,844, mean age at Wave 1 = 9.86 years) and middle adolescents (N = 3,449, mean age at Wave 1 = 13.79 years) over the 3 and 4 yearly assessments, respectively. Latent growth curve models revealed that the relation between parental knowledge and adolescent self-control was not a unidirectional phenomenon, but rather bidirectional dynamic set of interactive processes. Evidence of reciprocal influences indicated that higher initial levels of adolescents' perceptions of parental knowledge of their whereabouts and activities predicted slower rates of increase in their self-control and that higher initial levels of self-control predicted slower rates of increase in parental knowledge over time. The results point to the importance of a bidirectional, transactional view for understanding parent-adolescent interactions. © 2010 American Psychological Association.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Criminology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community Service (excl. Work)
Objective Field:Families and Family Services
Author:Yu, JJ (Dr JJ Yu)
ID Code:84473
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-05-15
Last Modified:2015-02-04
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