Journal article

Childhood disadvantage and adolescent socioemotional wellbeing as predictors of future parenting behaviour

HM McAnally, E Iosua, JL Sligo, J Belsky, E Spry, P Letcher, JA Macdonald, KC Thomson, CA Olsson, S Williams, R McGee, AE Bolton, RJ Hancox

JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENCE | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: In extending work on early life antecedents of parenting, we investigate associations between childhood family history of disadvantage, adolescent socioemotional wellbeing, and age at first parenthood and subsequent parenting behaviour. METHODS: Parent-child interactions were recorded when participants in the longitudinal Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study (New Zealand) had a three-year-old child. Data were available for 358 mothers and 321 fathers, aged between 17.7 and 41.5 at the time of their child's birth. Associations between parenting and antecedent data on socioeconomic disadvantage, adolescent wellbeing and mental health, as well as current adult me..

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Grants

Awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Grant


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The Parenting Study data collection was funded by the New Zealand Health Research Council and a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Grant 5 RO1 HD32948 to Belsky: the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study is also supported by the New Zealand Health Research Council. Further funding came from a grant from the Australian Research Council [DP180102447]. The funding sources had no involvement in the research.