Wexler, Bethany K. (2010). Does family structure alter the effects of adolescent parent-child and sibling relationship quality on young adults' mental health?. 2010 Add Health Users Conference.
The present study investigates the effects of parent-child and sibling relationships, and parental differential treatment on adolescent and young adults’ mental health. Previous literature on adolescent mental health has investigated each of these factors independently, but neglected to explore the link between all three and take into account adolescents living in different family environments (intact vs. non-intact families). The current study will use the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health sibling pairs and family relationship data in Wave I and Wave III. The study will evaluate whether perceived parental differential treatment alters sibling relationship and parent-child relationship quality effects on adolescent and young adults’ mental health, and whether family structure affects the association between parent-adolescent relationship quality, adolescent sibling quality, and mental health in young adulthood. Ordinary least squares regression and sibling fixed effects models will be used to analyze family relationship data and determine the effects on young adults’ mental health.
2010 Add Health Users Conference
Wexler, Bethany K.
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