Parent–adolescent communication and Chinese adolescents’ self-esteem: A cross-lagged model

Yang Zhang1, Jie Huang2, Yonghui Wang1
1School of Psychology, Shaanxi Normal University, People’s Republic of China
2Department of Educational Science, Hunan First Normal University, People’s Republic of China
Cite this article:  Zhang, Y., Huang, J., & Wang, Y. (2019). Parent–adolescent communication and Chinese adolescents’ self-esteem: A cross-lagged model. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 47(10), e8416.

Volume 47 Issue 10 | e8416 | Published: October 2019 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.8416

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We investigated the reciprocal relationship between parent–adolescent communication and adolescents’ self-esteem with a sample of 296 Chinese junior middle school students over a course of approximately 3 months, using an autoregressive cross-lagged model. The results showed that both parent–adolescent communication and adolescent self-esteem had invariant autoregressive effects over the 3 months. In addition, parent–adolescent communication had a significant cross-lagged effect on adolescent self-esteem and vice versa, indicating reciprocal effects between parent–adolescent communication and adolescent self-esteem over time. Our findings suggest that multilevel intervention incorporating individual counseling and family intervention is more effective in improving parent–adolescent communication and adolescent self-esteem than either individual counseling or family intervention alone.

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