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Relationship between discordance in parental monitoring and behavioral problems among Chilean adolescents

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  • Han, Yoonsun
  • Grogan-Kaylor, Andrew
  • Bares, Cristina
  • Ma, Julie
  • Castillo, Marcela
  • Delva, Jorge

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This study investigated the role of discrepancies between parent and youth reports of perceived parental monitoring in adolescent problem behaviors with a Chilean sample (N=850). Higher levels of discordance concerning parental monitoring predicted greater levels of maladaptive youth behaviors. A positive association between parent–youth discordance and externalizing problems indicated that large adult-youth disagreement in parental monitoring may impose a great risk, despite protective efforts of parental monitoring. Although the direct relationship between parental monitoring and youth internalizing behaviors was not significant, parent-youth incongruence in monitoring was associated with greater levels of internalizing behaviors. Therefore, differing assessments of parental behaviors, as an indicator of less optimal family functioning, may provide important information about youth maladjustment and may potentially provide a beginning point for family-focused intervention.

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  • Han, Yoonsun & Grogan-Kaylor, Andrew & Bares, Cristina & Ma, Julie & Castillo, Marcela & Delva, Jorge, 2012. "Relationship between discordance in parental monitoring and behavioral problems among Chilean adolescents," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 34(4), pages 783-789.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:34:y:2012:i:4:p:783-789 DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.01.005
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    1. Maurizi, Laura K. & Grogan-Kaylor, Andrew & Granillo, M. Teresa & Delva, Jorge, 2013. "The role of social relationships in the association between adolescents' depressive symptoms and academic achievement," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 35(4), pages 618-625.

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