Maternal and Paternal Perceptions of Hostility Toward Their Adolescents: Links to Adolescent Peer-Reported Social Acceptance and Social Behavior

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2008-08-21

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The goal of the present study was to examine the links between parental perceptions of hostility and peer-reported adolescent social acceptance and social behavior in eleventh grade students. Results revealed the following associations among study variables: (1) the association between parental perceptions of hostility and peer-reported social acceptance and social behavior exists; (2) the association between parental perceptions of hostility and adolescent perceptions of hostility exits; and (3) the association between adolescent perceptions of parental hostility and peer-reported adolescent social acceptance exists, however, the association between adolescent perceptions of parental hostility and peer-reported social behavior does not exist. The findings of this study provide a basis for future researcher examining the associations among parental perceptions of hostility, adolescents' perceptions of parental hostility, social acceptance, and social behavior.

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