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This paper examines relations between a variety of parenting behaviors and indicators of adolescent adjustment. Variable-centered analyses suggest that parents establish rules in the face of poor adolescent adjustment. Parenting behaviors focused on cognitive stimulation in the home and through school involvement were associated with positive adolescent adjustment. Person-centered analyses identified five distinct clusters based on the pattern of parenting behaviors and confirmed results found in the variable-centered analyses.

Simpkins, S. D., Bouffard, S. M., Dearing, E., Wimer, C. Caronongan, P., & Weiss, H. B. (2006) How does parenting matter in adolescence? Insights from variable- and person-centered approaches.

Publication is forthcoming from The Journal for Research on Adolescence. We will provide a link when it is available.

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