Parent-adolescent conflict and adolescent antisocial and prosocial behavior: A longitudinal study in a Chinese context

Daniel T.L. Shek*, Hing Keung MA

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Abstract

This longitudinal study examined the relationships between parent-adolescent conflict and antisocial and prosocial behavior in Chinese adolescents. Results showed that father-adolescent conflict and mother-adolescent conflict were concurrently related to adolescent antisocial and prosocial behavior. Longitudinal analyses showed that parent-adolescent conflict predicted antisocial behavior but not prosocial behavior. Adolescent antisocial and prosocial behavior was also found to be related to father-adolescent conflict across time. The findings suggest that the linkage between father-adolescent conflict and adolescent social behavior is stronger than that between mother-adolescent conflict and adolescent social behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)544-555
Number of pages12
JournalAdolescence
Volume36
Issue number143
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2001

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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