Parenting processes, self-esteem, and aggression: A mediation model

Yalçın Özdemir, Alexander T. Vazsonyi, Figen Çok

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Abstract

The present study examined the relations between perceived maternal and paternal parenting processes and adolescent aggression, and to what extent these relations were mediated by self-esteem in a sample of 546 (43.8% males and 56.2% females) Turkish adolescents. Participants’ ages ranged from 14 to 18 with a mean of 15.91 years (SD =.95). Findings supported our hypothesized model of the effect of perceived parenting processes on aggression as being mediated through self-esteem for both maternal and paternal parenting measures. Specifically, self-esteem mediated the relations between parental closeness, monitoring, peer approval and adolescent aggression. Self-esteem is an important individual charecteristic to consider for prevention efforts of adolescent aggressive behaviors, along with key parenting behaviors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-532
Number of pages24
JournalEuropean Journal of Developmental Psychology
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 3 2017

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Keywords

  • Parenting processes
  • adolescents
  • aggression
  • self-esteem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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