The Differential Relations of Maternal and Paternal Support and Control to Adolescent Social Competence, Self-Worth, and Sympathy

  title={The Differential Relations of Maternal and Paternal Support and Control to Adolescent Social Competence, Self-Worth, and Sympathy},
  author={Deborah Laible and Gustavo Carlo},
  journal={Journal of Adolescent Research},
  pages={759 - 782}
The goal of this study was to examine how the parenting dimensions of both mothers and fathers independently and together predict adolescent outcomes in three domains: sympathy, self-worth, and social competence. One-hundred eight adolescents completed self-report measures on their perceived relationship with parents, sympathy, social competence, and self-worth. Perceived maternal supportandrigid control were the most consistent predictors of adolescent adjustment. High levels of perceived… 
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