The authors thank the families for their participation, the collaborating Oregon school districts Eugene 4J, Springfield, and Bethel for their assistance in identifying families, Deborah Capaldi for her guidance throughout the project, Alice Holmes for coordinating the project, research staff and students for assessments, data management, and coding, and Callie Brockman for editorial assistance. The project described was supported by Award Number R01 MH 58337 from the National Institute of Mental Health. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute of Mental Health or National Institutes of Health.
The Drift Toward Problem Behavior During the Transition to Adolescence: The Contributions of Youth Disclosure, Parenting, and Older Siblings
Article first published online: 26 SEP 2011
© 2011 The Authors. Journal of Research on Adolescence © 2011 Society for Research on Adolescence
Journal of Research on Adolescence
Volume 22, Issue 1, pages 65–79, March 2012
How to Cite
Low, S., Snyder, J. and Shortt, J. W. (2012), The Drift Toward Problem Behavior During the Transition to Adolescence: The Contributions of Youth Disclosure, Parenting, and Older Siblings. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 22: 65–79. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2011.00757.x
- Issue published online: 17 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 26 SEP 2011
- National Institute of Mental Health. Grant Number: R01 MH 58337
Prospective associations of mothers’ parenting processes, youth disclosure, and youth problem behavior were examined in a longitudinal design following 244 adolescent sibling dyads over a 3-year period. For both siblings, authoritative parenting was positively associated with youth disclosure and was negatively related to problem behavior, and coercive parenting was negatively associated with youth disclosure and was positively related to problem behavior. When the influence of older sibling problem behavior on younger sibling problem behavior was modeled, younger sibling disclosure accounted for the relationship of maternal parenting processes to problem behavior. Findings indicate the important role of sibling influence in the development of problem behavior, contextualizing the relative roles of maternal parenting and youth disclosure in the transmission of risk.