CitationWickrama, Kandauda A. S.; Conger, Rand D.; Lorenz, Frederick O.; & Elder, Glen H., Jr. (1998). Parental Education and Adolescent Self-Reported Physical Health. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 60(4), 967-78.
AbstractApplying latent growth curve analysis to a sample of 350 adolescents, this study demonstrates that parents' education is linked to changes in adolescent self-reported physical health through the level of and changes in parental rejection. In addition, parents' education had a significant direct effect on subsequent changes in adolescents' self-reported health status. The results provide evidence for the influence of parents' education on changes in the self-reported physical health of adolescents, both directly and indirectly through parental rejection. However, parents' education is not associated with the initial level of adolescent self-reported physical health. Confidence in the findings is strengthened by employing a prospective, longitudinal research design; by analyzing intraindividual changes in parental rejection and adolescent health; and by using multi-informant reports of parental rejection.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Marriage and the Family
Author(s)Wickrama, Kandauda A. S.
Conger, Rand D.
Lorenz, Frederick O.
Elder, Glen H., Jr.