Show simple item record Al-Hassan, SM Alampay, LP Bacchini, D Bombi, AS Bornstein, MH Chang, L Deater-Deckard, K Di Giunta, L Dodge, Kenneth A Lansford, Jennifer E Malone, Patrick S Oburu, P Pastorelli, C Putnick, DL Skinner, Ann T Sorbring, E Steinberg, L Tapanya, S Tirado, LMU Zelli, A
dc.coverage.spatial England 2017-12-07T16:23:33Z 2017-12-07T16:23:33Z 2017-08
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Most studies of the effects of parental religiousness on parenting and child development focus on a particular religion or cultural group, which limits generalizations that can be made about the effects of parental religiousness on family life. METHODS: We assessed the associations among parental religiousness, parenting, and children's adjustment in a 3-year longitudinal investigation of 1,198 families from nine countries. We included four religions (Catholicism, Protestantism, Buddhism, and Islam) plus unaffiliated parents, two positive (efficacy and warmth) and two negative (control and rejection) parenting practices, and two positive (social competence and school performance) and two negative (internalizing and externalizing) child outcomes. Parents and children were informants. RESULTS: Greater parent religiousness had both positive and negative associations with parenting and child adjustment. Greater parent religiousness when children were age 8 was associated with higher parental efficacy at age 9 and, in turn, children's better social competence and school performance and fewer child internalizing and externalizing problems at age 10. However, greater parent religiousness at age 8 was also associated with more parental control at age 9, which in turn was associated with more child internalizing and externalizing problems at age 10. Parental warmth and rejection had inconsistent relations with parental religiousness and child outcomes depending on the informant. With a few exceptions, similar patterns of results held for all four religions and the unaffiliated, nine sites, mothers and fathers, girls and boys, and controlling for demographic covariates. CONCLUSIONS: Parents and children agree that parental religiousness is associated with more controlling parenting and, in turn, increased child problem behaviors. However, children see religiousness as related to parental rejection, whereas parents see religiousness as related to parental efficacy and warmth, which have different associations with child functioning. Studying both parent and child views of religiousness and parenting are important to understand the effects of parental religiousness on parents and children.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.ispartof J Child Psychol Psychiatry
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1111/jcpp.12705
dc.subject Religiousness
dc.subject child adjustment
dc.subject parenting
dc.subject religion
dc.subject reporter
dc.title 'Mixed blessings': parental religiousness, parenting, and child adjustment in global perspective.
dc.type Journal article
pubs.begin-page 880
pubs.end-page 892
pubs.issue 8
pubs.organisational-group Center for Child and Family Policy
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
pubs.organisational-group Duke Population Research Center
pubs.organisational-group Duke Population Research Institute
pubs.organisational-group Duke Science & Society
pubs.organisational-group Initiatives
pubs.organisational-group Institutes and Provost's Academic Units
pubs.organisational-group Psychology and Neuroscience
pubs.organisational-group Sanford School of Public Policy
pubs.organisational-group Temp group - logins allowed
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.organisational-group University Institutes and Centers
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 58
dc.identifier.eissn 1469-7610

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