Developmental changes in deviant and violent behaviors from early to late adolescence: Associations with parental monitoring and peer deviance

Gabriel Merrin, Jordan P. Davis, Daniel Berry, Dorothy L. Espelage

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Abstract

Objective: The continuity of adolescent deviant and violent behaviors has serious implications for engagement in criminal activities in adulthood. The current study examined the effect of parenting and<br>peer ecologies on the development of deviant and violent behaviors during adolescence. Method: An accelerated longitudinal design was used to analyze the associations of parental monitoring and peer<br>deviance with the trajectories of adolescent deviant and violent behaviors from the spring of Grade 5 through the spring of Grade 11 (N 1,162). A series of multilevel models were fitted to the data.<br>Between- and within-person associations were used to test the moderating effects of parental monitoring on the development of deviant and violent behaviors. Results: Changes in deviant and violent behaviors were evident across adolescence. Support for the moderating effect of between- and within-person parental monitoring on the development of deviant and violent behaviors in adolescenc
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-208
JournalPsychology of Violence
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

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