Parental Influences on Adolescent Problem Behavior: Revisiting Stattin and Kerr
Article first published online: 10 MAY 2004
Volume 75, Issue 3, pages 781–796, May 2004
How to Cite
Fletcher, A. C., Steinberg, L. and Williams-Wheeler, M. (2004), Parental Influences on Adolescent Problem Behavior: Revisiting Stattin and Kerr. Child Development, 75: 781–796. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2004.00706.x
- Issue published online: 10 MAY 2004
- Article first published online: 10 MAY 2004
High school students (approximately 14–18 years old; N=2,568) completed questionnaires in which they reported on their involvement in substance use and delinquency, and their perceptions of parental warmth, control, monitoring, and knowledge. Three alternative models were compared describing the nature of relations among these variables. Problem behavior was best predicted by a model that included indirect effects of warmth, control, and monitoring (all by way of parental knowledge), as well as direct effects of control and monitoring. Analyses are framed and findings are discussed with reference to recent work by Stattin and Kerr (2000; Kerr & Stattin, 2000) on the measurement and meaning of parental monitoring.