Lemon, Clyde (2012). "Stop watching my every move": Racial differences in the effects of parental monitoring and risk factors of delinquency. 2012 Add Health Users Conference.
Derived from social control, Gottfredson and Hirschi’s (1990) parental management thesis assumes that parents should provide adequate supervision over their children, recognize unacceptable behavior, and punish accordingly (Beaver, Ferguson, & Lynn-Whaley, 2010). This should inevitably decrease the chances of participating in delinquent activity (Barnes & Farrell, 1992). This finding has been consistently tested; however, an area of the study that has not been subject to considerable testing is if there are racial differences in the effects of parental monitoring. Theoretical arguments on this issue are developed. Using longitudinal data from Waves II and III, an analysis is conducted to consider these differences. It is hypothesized that there will be a significant relationship between parental monitoring and race and that this relationship will be highly significant for minorities.
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