TITLE

Introduction to the Special Issue: Discrepancies in Adolescent-Parent Perceptions of the Family and Adolescent Adjustment

AUTHOR(S)
De Los Reyes, Andres; Ohannessian, Christine
PUB. DATE
October 2016
SOURCE
Journal of Youth & Adolescence;Oct2016, Vol. 45 Issue 10, p1957
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Researchers commonly rely on adolescents' and parents' reports to assess family functioning (e.g., conflict, parental monitoring, parenting practices, relationship quality). Recent work indicates that these reports may vary as to whether they converge or diverge in estimates of family functioning. Further, patterns of converging or diverging reports may yield important information about adolescent adjustment and family functioning. This work is part of a larger literature seeking to understand and interpret multi-informant assessments of psychological phenomena, namely mental health. In fact, recent innovations in conceptualizing, measuring, and analyzing multi-informant mental health assessments might meaningfully inform efforts to understand multi-informant assessments of family functioning. Therefore, in this Special Issue we address three aims. First, we provide a guiding framework for using and interpreting multi-informant assessments of family functioning, informed by recent theoretical work focused on using and interpreting multi-informant mental health assessments. Second, we report research on adolescents' and parents' reports of family functioning that leverages the latest methods for measuring and analyzing patterns of convergence and divergence between informants' reports. Third, we report research on measurement invariance and its role in interpreting adolescents' and parents' reports of family functioning. Research and theory reported in this Special Issue have important implications for improving our understanding of the links between multi-informant assessments of family functioning and adolescent adjustment.
ACCESSION #
118028749

 

Related Articles

  • Regulacyjne znaczenie doÅ›wiadczeÅ„ relacji z rodzicami w radzeniu sobie mÅ‚odzieży z niepeÅ‚nosprawnoÅ›ciÄ… intelektualnÄ… w stopniu lekkim w sytuacjach trudnych spoÅ‚ecznie. KURTEK, PAWEŁ // Developmental Psychology / Psychologia Rozwojowa;2012, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p63 

    Research findings have documented that coping of individuals with mild intellectual disability depends on social and psychological factors (Kościelska, 1998; Zigler, 1999; Switzky, 1999; Kurtek, 2009). The aim of the empirical research was to verify the regulatory role of individual...

  • Nonviolent resistance. Brown, Karen // Therapy Today;May2011, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p18 

    No abstract available.

  • Parenting Tweens. THROCKMORTON, EMILIE BRAND // Bangor Metro;Mar2016, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p30 

    The author discusses ways for parents to acknowledge how capable and independent their children in preadolescence while not forgetting that they still need their advice. Particular focus is given to the importance of maintaining communication between parents and children for their guidance while...

  • New awareness week focuses on parent-child bonding. DEER, JESSICA // Eastern Door;7/24/2015, p10 

    The article reports on the campaign launched by a group of early childhood development and family services organizations in Quebec in July 2015 to raise awareness of the importance of attachment and bonding experiences between parents and children.

  • How to be your daughter's best friend--and parent. Szmak, Lauren // Daughters;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p15 

    The author offers tips on how to establish friendship and maintain a healthy relationship between mothers and daughters in the U.S. It states that investing in the life of their daughters give mothers the opportunity to show their positive interest in her daily activities. Other approaches...

  • Same stars, different planet. Green, Chrissie // Farmers Weekly;2/17/2006, Vol. 144 Issue 7, p80 

    The author relates her relationship with her middle daughter based on their zodiac signs. She thinks that she could have better relationship with her children born in the same sign as hers. She only have a conversation with her daughter when they both know the topic they are talking about.

  • Threats: The Role of Contingency, Agency and Asymmetry in the Formation of an Action. Hepburn, Alexa // Conference Papers -- National Communication Association;2009, p1 

    This preliminary paper will describe some features of conversational actions that we can recognize as threats, using family mealtime interactions in which a mother issues a threat to one of her two daughters. Analysis will focus on the way the agency of the threat issuer is built, how the...

  • Marital conflict, parent-child relationships, and child adjustment: Does... Osborne, Lori N.; Fincham, Frank D. // Merrill-Palmer Quarterly;Jan96, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p48 

    Examines children's perceptions of interparental conflict, of parent-child relations, and measures of child adjustment in a single theoretical model to explore the role of parent and child gender in these associations. Father-child and mother-child relationships.

  • SOURCES OF PARENT-ADOLESCENT CONFLICT: CONTENT AND FORM OF PARENTING. SORKHABI, NADIA // Social Behavior & Personality: an international journal;2010, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p761 

    Parent-adolescent conflicts are examined as a function of parental rule construction, use of reason at points of disagreement, and regulation of personal, moral, conventional, and prudential social domains. Multiple regression analyses of interviews with mothers, fathers, and adolescents...

  • Maternal and Paternal Parenting Styles in Adolescents: Associations with Self-Esteem, Depression and Life-Satisfaction. Milevsky, Avidan; Schlechter, Melissa; Netter, Sarah; Keehn, Danielle // Journal of Child & Family Studies;Feb2007, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p39 

    Our study examined variations in adolescent adjustment as a function of maternal and paternal parenting styles. Participants included 272 students in grades 9 and 11 from a public high school in a metropolitan area of the Northeastern US. Participants completed measures of maternal and paternal...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics