Financiële stress van ouders en externaliserend probleemgedrag van adolescenten : de mediërende rol van depressieve gevoelens en opvoeding
Faculty of Social Sciences. Communication Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences. Sociology
Kind en adolescent : tijdschrift voor pedagogiek, psychiatrie en psychologie. - Houten, 1992, currens
, p. 84-104
University of Antwerp
In this study, we examined the association between financial stress, depressive feelings, positive parenting, negative behavioural control and problem behaviour in adolescents to improve our understanding of processes by which financial stress is associated with adolescents externalising problem behaviour. Using an actor-partner interdependence approach, we explored pathways within (actor) and between (partner) parents and examined whether the strength of the pathways differed between mothers and fathers. Data were drawn from 340 two-parent families with an adolescent aged between 11 to 17 years old. Using structural equation modelling, we found that the association between financial stress and problem behaviour in adolescents was mediated by depressive feelings and parenting. Our results further suggest that family stress processes are to some extent gender specific: positive parenting of fathers was more affected by financial stress than that of mothers. Besides several actor effects, partner effects were also present between depressive feelings and negative behavioural control.