Psychological Control (PC) refers to the control parents exert over their offspring through strategies that limit the psychological and emotional experience of children and adolescents. Although the topic of PC has been largely investigated in the literature, very little is known on the potential differences/similarities in the use of specific psychologically controlling strategies by mothers and fathers. Hence, in the present study, we considered the contribution of both parents to analyze the direct and mutual relations in the use of PC over time by disentangling the role of mothers and fathers at the between- and within-person level. Participants were 147 parents of Italian adolescents (mean age = 13.54 at Time 1) who reported on their use of two different PC dimensions: Relationship-Oriented PC (R-OPC) and Verbal Constraint (VC). Results from a Random-Intercept Cross-Lagged Panel Model showed that at the between-person level, mothers' and fathers' use of R-OPC (and VC) was positively correlated over time. At the within-person level, significant cross-lagged effects showed that one parent's higher than usual levels of R-OPC and VC positively predicted the other parent's higher than usual use of PC at the next time point, showing how parental variations in PC are related to their partner's variations over time. For VC, significant cross-lagged effects were found only for fathers. Furthermore, differences were found when comparing the classical cross-lagged panel models to the Random-Intercept Cross-Lagged Panel Models. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved).

Disentangling Italian mothers' and fathers' psychological control over time: a random-intercept cross-lagged panel model / Basili, Emanuele; Zuffianò, Antonio; Pastorelli, Concetta; Thartori, Eriona; Lunetti, Carolina; Favini, Ainzara; Di Giunta, Laura; Bacchini, Dario; Gerbino, Maria; Lansford, Jennifer E. - In: JOURNAL OF FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 0893-3200. - 35:6(2021), pp. 789-800. [10.1037/fam0000845]

Disentangling Italian mothers' and fathers' psychological control over time: a random-intercept cross-lagged panel model

Basili, Emanuele
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Zuffianò, Antonio;Pastorelli, Concetta;Thartori, Eriona;Lunetti, Carolina;Favini, Ainzara;Di Giunta, Laura;Bacchini, Dario;Gerbino, Maria;Lansford, Jennifer E
2021

Abstract

Psychological Control (PC) refers to the control parents exert over their offspring through strategies that limit the psychological and emotional experience of children and adolescents. Although the topic of PC has been largely investigated in the literature, very little is known on the potential differences/similarities in the use of specific psychologically controlling strategies by mothers and fathers. Hence, in the present study, we considered the contribution of both parents to analyze the direct and mutual relations in the use of PC over time by disentangling the role of mothers and fathers at the between- and within-person level. Participants were 147 parents of Italian adolescents (mean age = 13.54 at Time 1) who reported on their use of two different PC dimensions: Relationship-Oriented PC (R-OPC) and Verbal Constraint (VC). Results from a Random-Intercept Cross-Lagged Panel Model showed that at the between-person level, mothers' and fathers' use of R-OPC (and VC) was positively correlated over time. At the within-person level, significant cross-lagged effects showed that one parent's higher than usual levels of R-OPC and VC positively predicted the other parent's higher than usual use of PC at the next time point, showing how parental variations in PC are related to their partner's variations over time. For VC, significant cross-lagged effects were found only for fathers. Furthermore, differences were found when comparing the classical cross-lagged panel models to the Random-Intercept Cross-Lagged Panel Models. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved).
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