A three-class model-a "Positive Parenting" class, a "Strict/Harsh Parenting" class, and a "Disengaged/Harsh Parenting" class-was selected to best represent the data.The selected latent class model was conditioned on parents' (anger trait, relationship quality, attitudes about domestic violence) and youth's (prior victimization and perpetration) covariates, controlling for parent's gender, race/ethnicity, income, marital status, and youth's age and gender.ABSTRACT: Romantic relationship quality in adolescence and early adulthood has often been linked to earlier parent–child relationship quality but it is possible that these links are nonlinear.Moreover, the role of social skills as mediator of associations between parent–child and romantic relations has been discussed but not rigorously tested.
Parents' anger and relationship quality and youth's prior perpetration of adolescent relationship abuse as well as gender, age, and race/ethnicity predicted class membership, informing universal prevention program and message design, as well as indicated efforts to target communications and services for parents as well as for youth.
Gender influences toward the dating culture have been (sub)consciously practiced throughout history, reproducing social binaries and stereotypes.
Through an analysis of the start-up of relationships (initial stages of the development of relationships) in the Western context, one can critically observe the gendered expectations of dating rules.
These results show that neither congruence nor compensation alone are sufficient to explain the associations between parent–child and romantic relationship quality.
ABSTRACT: The formation of romantic relationships and the engagement in sexual behaviours are considered normative and salient developmental tasks for adolescents and young adults.
This study contributes to a growing body of research on parents’ management of adolescents’ peer relationships by expanding the focus from friendships to romantic partnerships.