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Parent-Child Synchrony and Adolescent Adjustment

Barber, James G., Bolitho, Floyd H. and Bertrand, Lorne D. (2001). Parent-Child Synchrony and Adolescent Adjustment. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal,18(1):51-64.

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Title Parent-Child Synchrony and Adolescent Adjustment
Author Barber, James G.
Bolitho, Floyd H.
Bertrand, Lorne D.
Journal Name Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal
Publication Date 2001
Volume Number 18
Issue Number 1
ISSN 0738-0151   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-3943069319
Start Page 51
End Page 64
Total Pages 14
Place of Publication United States of America
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Field of Research 1607 - Social Work
Abstract This study of 984 children and their parents examined the correlates of adolescent psychosocial adjustment. Based on previous research, it was expected that parental involvement and limit-setting would predict conduct disorder scores and that variables associated with the parent-child relationship, particularly parent-child synchrony, would be more closely related to emotional adjustment and social relationship measures. Contrary to expectations, parenting practices were unrelated to adolescent conduct disorder, but family harmony and adult-child synchrony predicted all measures of adolescent adjustment. It is concluded that positive parenting is not something adults do to children, but a quality of the parent-child relationship characterized by family harmony and parental empathy. Implications for social work practice with adolescents and their families are identified.
Keywords Adolescent Adjustment
Adolescent Development
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