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Parental Behavior and the Quality of Adolescent Friendships: A Social-Contextual Perspective

Citation

Cui, 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.

Abstract

On 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.

URL

https://www.jstor.org/stable/3599934

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2002

Journal Title

Journal of Marriage and Family

Author(s)

Cui, Ming
Conger, Rand D.
Bryant, Chalandra M.
Elder, Glen H., Jr.