Ramos, Ashley M (2014-08). Adolescent Impulsivity: A Mediator between Parental Monitoring and Adolescent Psychosocial Outcomes. Master's Thesis. Thesis uri icon

abstract

  • Previous research has established a robust relationship between characteristics of authoritative parenting as well as adolescent impulsivity on adolescent psychosocial outcomes. The current study was the first to expand upon this literature and examine the relationship between parenting characteristics and impulsivity, as well as the potential role for impulsivity as a mediator between perceived parenting characteristics and adolescent psychosocial outcomes. Results indicated that parental acceptance/involvement was positively related to the experiential discounting task (EDT; R^(2)= .122, F (1, 49) =7.474, p = .043) and negatively related to the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS; R^(2)= .122, F (1, 49) =7.474, p= .008). PSI Psychological Autonomy Granting was only found to be significantly positively related to the DDQ (R^(2)= .096, F (1, 49) =5.751 p = .020). Parental monitoring was only negatively related to the BIS (R^(2)= .072, F (1, 49) =4.195, p = .045). Mediation models revealed that adolescent performance on the DDQ fully mediated the relationship between psychological autonomy granting and both DSM-IV Hyperactive Symptoms and ADHD Symptoms Total. The BIS was a partial mediator in the relationship between parental acceptance/involvement and family problems and the ADHD Index. All other mediation models were not significant. Implications of the current findings and directions for future research are discussed.
  • Previous research has established a robust relationship between characteristics of authoritative parenting as well as adolescent impulsivity on adolescent psychosocial outcomes. The current study was the first to expand upon this literature and examine the relationship between parenting characteristics and impulsivity, as well as the potential role for impulsivity as a mediator between perceived parenting characteristics and adolescent psychosocial outcomes.

    Results indicated that parental acceptance/involvement was positively related to the experiential discounting task (EDT; R^(2)= .122, F (1, 49) =7.474, p = .043) and negatively related to the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS; R^(2)= .122, F (1, 49) =7.474, p= .008). PSI Psychological Autonomy Granting was only found to be significantly positively related to the DDQ (R^(2)= .096, F (1, 49) =5.751 p = .020). Parental monitoring was only negatively related to the BIS (R^(2)= .072, F (1, 49) =4.195, p = .045). Mediation models revealed that adolescent performance on the DDQ fully mediated the relationship between psychological autonomy granting and both DSM-IV Hyperactive Symptoms and ADHD Symptoms Total. The BIS was a partial mediator in the relationship between
    parental acceptance/involvement and family problems and the ADHD Index. All other mediation models were not significant. Implications of the current findings and directions for future research are discussed.

publication date

  • August 2014