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Important Non-parental Adults and Positive Youth Development Across Mid- to Late-Adolescence: The Moderating Effect of Parenting Profiles

Bowers, Edmond ; Johnson, Sara ; Buckingham, Mary ; Gasca, Santiago ; Warren, Daniel ; Lerner, Jacqueline ; Lerner, Richard

Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Jun 2014, Vol.43(6), pp.897-918 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Important Non-parental Adults and Positive Youth Development Across Mid- to Late-Adolescence: The Moderating Effect of Parenting Profiles
  • Author/Creator: Bowers, Edmond ; Johnson, Sara ; Buckingham, Mary ; Gasca, Santiago ; Warren, Daniel ; Lerner, Jacqueline ; Lerner, Richard
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Parents & Parenting ; Child Development
  • Is Part Of: Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Jun 2014, Vol.43(6), pp.897-918
  • Description: Issue Title: Special Issue: Thriving across the Adolescent Years: Findings from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development Both parents and important non-parental adults have influential roles in promoting positive youth development (PYD). Little research, however, has examined the simultaneous effects of both parents and important non-parental adults for PYD. We assessed the relationships among youth-reported parenting profiles and important non-parental adult relationships in predicting the Five Cs of PYD (competence, confidence, connection, character, and caring) in four cross-sectional waves of data from the 4-H Study of PYD (Grade 9: N = 975, 61.1 % female; Grade 10: N = 1,855, 63.4 % female; Grade 11: N = 983, 67.9 % female; Grade 12: N = 703, 69.3 % female). The results indicated the existence of latent profiles of youth-reported parenting styles based on maternal warmth, parental school involvement, and parental monitoring that were consistent with previously identified profiles...
  • Identifier: ISSN: 00472891 ; E-ISSN: 15736601 ; DOI: 10.1007/s10964-014-0095-x