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Title:Parents’ peer restriction in the United States and China: A longitudinal study of early adolescents
Author(s):Xiong, Yu
Advisor(s):Pomerantz, Eva Marie
Department / Program:Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
parental control
parental peer management
Abstract:This research examined parents’ exertion of control over children’s peer relationships in the United States and China. Three times over a year, 934 American and Chinese children (M age = 12.67 years) reported on their parents’ peer restriction (i.e., efforts to limit children’s connection or time with peers) and their psychological adjustment (i.e., delinquent behavior and internalizing symptoms). Parents’ peer restriction predicted decrements in children’s psychological adjustment over time similarly in the United States and China. However, children’s psychological adjustment predicted parents’ peer restriction over time to a greater extent in the United States (vs. China). Thus, culture may contribute to the socialization process involving parents’ exertion of control over children’s peer relationships, but only via child-driven pathways.
Issue Date:2019-04-22
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Yu Xiong
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-08-23
Date Deposited:2019-05

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