Parents and peers in the lives of African-American adolescents: An interactive approach to the study of problem behavior

Craig A. Mason, Ana Marie Cauce, Nancy Gonzales

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Abstract

Research suggests that problem behavior is remarkably stable, with the presence of such behaviors during childhood and early adolescence predieting later levels of problem behavior and delinquency (Dishion & Loeber, 1985; Farrington 1987; Robins, 1966, 1978). Given this stability, one promising area for research is the family environment. For example, harsh parenting strategies and coercive family interactions have been consistently found to predict adolescent problem behavior (Conger, Conger, Elder, Lorenz, Simons, & Whitbeck, 1992; Dishion & Loeber, 1985; Forgatch & Stoolmiller, 1994).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocial and Emotional Adjustment and Family Relations in Ethnic Minority Families
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages85-98
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781135452629
ISBN (Print)0805821562, 9780805821567
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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