CitationCui, Ming; Conger, Rand D.; Bryant, Chalandra M.; & Elder, Glen H., Jr. (2002). Parental Behavior and the Quality of Adolescent Friendships: A Social-Contextual Perspective. Journal of Marriage and Family, 64(3), 676-689.
AbstractOn the basis of an evolving social-contextual perspective, the authors predicted and found that socioeconomic advantage in terms of income and parental education promotes supportive and inhibits hostile parental behaviors toward an adolescent child (N = 221). These parental behaviors predicted similar actions by the child toward a close friend 4 years later. In turn adolescent supportiveness promoted close friendship ties, whereas hostility diminished the quality of friendships. The results support the notion that, to a significant degree, the quality of family interactions: (a) arises from the social context surrounding the family, (b) is transmitted across generations, and (c) has a demonstrable impact on the quality of adolescents' social ties outside the family.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Marriage and Family
Conger, Rand D.
Bryant, Chalandra M.
Elder, Glen H., Jr.