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Chaos, danger, and maternal parenting in families: Links with adolescent adjustment in low‐ and middle‐income countries

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dc.contributor.author Kirby Deater‐Deckard, Jennifer Godwin, Jennifer E Lansford, Liliana Maria Uribe Tirado, Saengduean Yotanyamaneewong, Liane Peña Alampay, Suha M Al‐Hassan, Dario Bacchini, Marc H Bornstein, Lei Chang, Laura Di Giunta, Kenneth A Dodge, Paul Oburu, Concetta Pastorelli, Ann T Skinner, Emma Sorbring, Laurence Steinberg, Sombat Tapanya
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-04T06:40:56Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-04T06:40:56Z
dc.date.issued 2019-09
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/1776
dc.description The article can also be accessed via;https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/desc.12855 and INASP. en_US
dc.description.abstract The current longitudinal study is the first comparative investigation across low‐ and middle‐income countries (LMICs) to test the hypothesis that harsher and less affectionate maternal parenting (child age 14 years, on average) statistically mediates the prediction from prior household chaos and neighborhood danger (at 13 years) to subsequent adolescent maladjustment (externalizing, internalizing, and school performance problems at 15 years). The sample included 511 urban families in six LMICs: China, Colombia, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, and Thailand. Multigroup structural equation modeling showed consistent associations between chaos, danger, affectionate and harsh parenting, and adolescent adjustment problems. There was some support for the hypothesis, with nearly all countries showing a modest indirect effect of maternal hostility (but not affection) for adolescent externalizing, internalizing, and scholastic problems. Results provide further evidence that chaotic home and dangerous neighborhood environments increase risk for adolescent maladjustment in LMIC contexts, via harsher maternal parenting. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Grant Number: RO1-HD054805 Jacobs Foundation Fogarty International Center. Grant Number: RO3-TW008141 en_US
dc.publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd en_US
dc.subject academic achievement, adolescence, externalizing, internalizing, low‐ and middle‐income countries, parenting en_US
dc.title Chaos, danger, and maternal parenting in families: Links with adolescent adjustment in low‐ and middle‐income countries en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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