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Mothers' and fathers' knowledge of adolescents' daily activities: its sources and its links with adolescent adjustment.
J Fam Psychol. 2004 Jun; 18(2):348-60.JF

Abstract

To elucidate the benefits ascribed to parental monitoring, the authors examined links between parental knowledge and methods of obtaining knowledge about adolescents' activities, and links between these constructs and adolescent adjustment. The roles of parent gender, adolescent gender, and family earner status in these associations were also studied. Participants were 95 adolescents (ages 10 to 17 years, 60% male and 40% female) and their parents. Mothers knew more about adolescents' activities than did fathers and were more likely than fathers to gain information by active supervision or voluntary disclosure from the adolescent. Fathers, more than mothers, received information via spouses. Active methods of supervision predicted more knowledge among fathers and mothers from dual-earner families but not among mothers from single-earner families. More maternal knowledge predicted lower adolescent deviance. No method of gaining knowledge predicted adjustment directly.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15222842

Citation

Waizenhofer, Robyn N., et al. "Mothers' and Fathers' Knowledge of Adolescents' Daily Activities: Its Sources and Its Links With Adolescent Adjustment." Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), vol. 18, no. 2, 2004, pp. 348-60.
Waizenhofer RN, Buchanan CM, Jackson-Newsom J. Mothers' and fathers' knowledge of adolescents' daily activities: its sources and its links with adolescent adjustment. J Fam Psychol. 2004;18(2):348-60.
Waizenhofer, R. N., Buchanan, C. M., & Jackson-Newsom, J. (2004). Mothers' and fathers' knowledge of adolescents' daily activities: its sources and its links with adolescent adjustment. Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), 18(2), 348-60.
Waizenhofer RN, Buchanan CM, Jackson-Newsom J. Mothers' and Fathers' Knowledge of Adolescents' Daily Activities: Its Sources and Its Links With Adolescent Adjustment. J Fam Psychol. 2004;18(2):348-60. PubMed PMID: 15222842.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Mothers' and fathers' knowledge of adolescents' daily activities: its sources and its links with adolescent adjustment. AU - Waizenhofer,Robyn N, AU - Buchanan,Christy M, AU - Jackson-Newsom,Julia, PY - 2004/6/30/pubmed PY - 2004/8/11/medline PY - 2004/6/30/entrez SP - 348 EP - 60 JF - Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) JO - J Fam Psychol VL - 18 IS - 2 N2 - To elucidate the benefits ascribed to parental monitoring, the authors examined links between parental knowledge and methods of obtaining knowledge about adolescents' activities, and links between these constructs and adolescent adjustment. The roles of parent gender, adolescent gender, and family earner status in these associations were also studied. Participants were 95 adolescents (ages 10 to 17 years, 60% male and 40% female) and their parents. Mothers knew more about adolescents' activities than did fathers and were more likely than fathers to gain information by active supervision or voluntary disclosure from the adolescent. Fathers, more than mothers, received information via spouses. Active methods of supervision predicted more knowledge among fathers and mothers from dual-earner families but not among mothers from single-earner families. More maternal knowledge predicted lower adolescent deviance. No method of gaining knowledge predicted adjustment directly. SN - 0893-3200 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15222842/Mothers'_and_fathers'_knowledge_of_adolescents'_daily_activities:_its_sources_and_its_links_with_adolescent_adjustment_ L2 - http://content.apa.org/journals/fam/18/2/348 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -