skip to main content
Resource type Show Results with: Show Results with: Index

African American Late Adolescents' Relationships With Parents: Developmental Transitions and Longitudinal Patterns

Smetana, Judith G. ; Metzger, Aaron ; Campione‐Barr, Nicole

Child Development, May 2004, Vol.75(3), pp.932-947 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

Full text available online

View all versions
Citations Cited by
  • Title:
    African American Late Adolescents' Relationships With Parents: Developmental Transitions and Longitudinal Patterns
  • Author/Creator: Smetana, Judith G. ; Metzger, Aaron ; Campione‐Barr, Nicole
  • Subjects: Family Studies ; African-Americans ; Parent-Child Relations ; Developmental Psychology ; Adolescents ; Mothers ; Fathers ; Family Relations ; Sociology
  • Is Part Of: Child Development, May 2004, Vol.75(3), pp.932-947
  • Description: Five‐year longitudinal patterns and the influence of developmental transitions on 76 middle‐class African American late adolescents' (=18.43 years) relationships with parents were examined. Late adolescents were closer to mothers than to fathers. Controlling for age, late adolescent females who had left home reported less negative relationships with mothers than did adolescents living at home or in transition to leaving home, and late adolescent females living at home reported more intense conflicts with parents 3 years earlier than did boys living at home and girls living away. Earlier attachment led to more attached and supportive relationships with both parents and less negative interactions with mothers in late adolescence. Stable father presence also influenced more positive relationships with fathers.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0009-3920 ; E-ISSN: 1467-8624 ; DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2004.00715.x