Relationship Between the Parenting Styles of Biological Parents and Stepparents and the Adjustment of Young Adult Stepchildren

  title={Relationship Between the Parenting Styles of Biological Parents and Stepparents and the Adjustment of Young Adult Stepchildren},
  author={Jan M. Nicholson and Maddy Phillips and Candida C Peterson and Diana Battistutta},
  journal={Journal of Divorce \& Remarriage},
  pages={57 - 76}
Abstract This article examines the adjustment of 136 young adult stepchildren and exposure to parent and stepparent warmth, control, and parenting style (authoritative, authoritarian, supportive, or disengaged). Parental warmth was found to be consistently associated with adult children's adjustment, while parental control, and the individual parenting styles of parents and stepparents were largely unrelated to adjustment. Young adults whose parent and stepparent both employed a disengaged… 

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