We thank the Family Studies Center at BYU, the School of Family Life, and the College of Family Home and Social Science at BYU, and we recognize the generous support of the many private donors who provided support for this project. We also thank those families who were willing to spend valuable hours with our team in interviews, and the many students who assisted in conducting the interviews.
Bidirectional Relations Between Authoritative Parenting and Adolescents’ Prosocial Behaviors
Article first published online: 26 MAY 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Research on Adolescence © 2012 Society for Research on Adolescence
Journal of Research on Adolescence
Volume 22, Issue 3, pages 400–408, September 2012
How to Cite
Padilla-Walker, L. M., Carlo, G., Christensen, K. J. and Yorgason, J. B. (2012), Bidirectional Relations Between Authoritative Parenting and Adolescents’ Prosocial Behaviors. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 22: 400–408. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2012.00807.x
- Issue published online: 15 AUG 2012
- Article first published online: 26 MAY 2012
This study examined the bidirectional relations between authoritative parenting and adolescents’ prosocial behavior over a 1-year time period. Data were taken from Time 2 and 3 of the Flourishing Families Project, and included reports from 319 two-parent families with an adolescent child (M age of child at Time 2 = 12.34, SD = 1.06, 52% girls). Cross-lag analyses supported bidirectional relations between parenting and prosocial behavior with particular emphasis on the role of the adolescents’ prosocial behavior on subsequent parenting. Results also varied as a function of the reporter. Discussion focuses on the implications for understanding the multifaceted nature of prosocial development in adolescence.