Psychological Control and Autonomy Granting: Opposite Ends of a Continuum or Distinct Constructs?

Psychological Control and Autonomy Granting: Opposite Ends of a Continuum or Distinct Constructs? This article explores the relationship between parental psychological control and parental autonomy granting, and the relations between these constructs and indicators of adolescent psychosocial functioning, in a sample of 9,564 adolescents from grades 9 to 12. Participants completed a comprehensive parenting questionnaire as well as several measures of psychosocial adjustment. Confirmatory factor analyses of the parenting items revealed discrete factors for psychological control and autonomy granting, suggesting that these are distinct parenting constructs rather than opposite ends of a parental control continuum. Moreover, structural equation modeling showed that these factors were weakly correlated and differentially related to adolescent internalizing symptoms. Findings have implications for future conceptualization and measurement of psychological control and autonomy granting, and for research examining their effects on adolescent development. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Research on Adolescence Wiley

Psychological Control and Autonomy Granting: Opposite Ends of a Continuum or Distinct Constructs?

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Wiley
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Copyright © 2003 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
1050-8392
eISSN
1532-7795
DOI
10.1111/1532-7795.1301004
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Abstract

This article explores the relationship between parental psychological control and parental autonomy granting, and the relations between these constructs and indicators of adolescent psychosocial functioning, in a sample of 9,564 adolescents from grades 9 to 12. Participants completed a comprehensive parenting questionnaire as well as several measures of psychosocial adjustment. Confirmatory factor analyses of the parenting items revealed discrete factors for psychological control and autonomy granting, suggesting that these are distinct parenting constructs rather than opposite ends of a parental control continuum. Moreover, structural equation modeling showed that these factors were weakly correlated and differentially related to adolescent internalizing symptoms. Findings have implications for future conceptualization and measurement of psychological control and autonomy granting, and for research examining their effects on adolescent development.

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Journal of Research on AdolescenceWiley

Published: Mar 1, 2003

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