Fathers' and mothers' parenting predicting and responding to adolescent sexual risk behaviors.

@article{Coley2009FathersAM,
  title={Fathers' and mothers' parenting predicting and responding to adolescent sexual risk behaviors.},
  author={Rebekah Levine Coley and Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal and Holly S. Schindler},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 3},
  pages={808-27}
}
Transactional models of problem behavior argue that less effective parenting and adolescent problem behaviors coevolve, exerting bidirectional influences. This article extends such models by analyzing growth trajectories of sexual risk behaviors and parenting processes among 3,206 adolescents (aged 13-18) and their residential parents. Within individuals, increases in regular family activities prospectively predicted declines in adolescents' risky sexual activities. In contrast, increases in… CONTINUE READING

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