TitleDay-to-day Consistency in Positive Parent-Child Interactions and Youth Well-Being.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsLippold, MA, Chandler, KD, Lawson, KM, McHale, SM
JournalJ Child Fam Stud
Volume25
Issue12
Pagination3584-3592
Date Published2016 Dec
ISSN1062-1024
Abstract
 

The frequency of positive parent-child interactions is associated with youth adjustment. Yet, little is known about daily parent-child interactions and how day-to-day consistency in positive parent-child interactions may be linked to youth well-being. Using a daily diary approach, this study added to this literature to investigate whether and how day-to-day consistency in positive parent-child interactions was linked to youth depressive symptoms, risky behavior, and physical health. Participants were youth whose parents were employed in the IT division of a Fortune 500 company (N = 129, youth's mean age = 13.39, 55 % female), who participated in an 8 day daily diary study. Analyses revealed that, controlling for cross-day mean levels of positive parent-child interactions, older (but not younger) adolescents who experienced more consistency in positive interactions with parents had fewer depressive and physical health symptoms (e.g., colds, flu). The discussion focuses on the utility of daily diary methods for assessing the correlates of consistency in parenting, possible processes underlying these associations, and intervention implications.

DOI10.1007/s10826-016-0502-x
Alternate JournalJ Child Fam Stud
PubMed ID28736495
PubMed Central IDPMC5519304
Grant ListR03 DA038685 / DA / NIDA NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD051217 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD051256 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 OH008788 / OH / NIOSH CDC HHS / United States
U01 AG027669 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD059773 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD051276 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD051218 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States