Faculty Publications

Title

What About the Parental Response?: The Effect of Delinquency and Anger on Parental Monitoring

Document Type

Article

Keywords

anger, counseling, delinquency, parental monitoring

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Family Journal

Volume

29

Issue

3

First Page

316

Last Page

327

Abstract

Parental monitoring is a set of correlated parenting behaviors involving attention to and tracking of the child’s whereabouts, activities, and adaptations. The impact of parental monitoring is ubiquitous and has broad relevance for youth outcomes. Similarly, although less commonly investigated, youth behaviors can impact parents’ or caregivers’ responses or behaviors. Longitudinal analysis was used to assess the gendered effects of youth behaviors—defined as internalized anger, externalized anger, and delinquency—on parent behaviors (i.e., parental monitoring). Results showed that adolescent’s levels of internalized anger, externalized anger, and delinquency were predictive of parental monitoring. Specifically, as the adolescents aged, parental monitoring decreased and parental monitoring was differentiated based on gender. Results and implications for the parent–child relationship are discussed.

Department

Center for Educational Transformation

Original Publication Date

7-1-2021

DOI of published version

10.1177/1066480721992511

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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