The Influence of Parental and Peer Relationship Factors on Adolescent Internalizing Behaviour

  • Author / Creator
    Tassone, Francess A
  • The present research investigated the ability of parental psychological control, as well as peer overt and relational bullying victimization, to predict adolescent internalizing problems. Specifically, it was examined whether these three variables could individually, as well as interactively, account for depressive and anxious behaviours. Furthermore, the role of gender in moderating these relationships was studied. Three hundred and forty two junior high students reported on their experienced levels of parental control, victimization, and levels of internalizing behaviours. Multiple regression analyses were used. Results indicated that gender, depression scores, and the interaction between psychological control and relational victimization, significantly contributed to levels of anxious behaviours. Furthermore, psychological control, anxiety scores, and the interaction between relational and overt victimization, significantly predicted depressive levels. The study’s findings suggest that understanding adolescent internalizing behaviour requires an appreciation of both peer and parental relationship influences. Implications of the findings and future directions are discussed.

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    Master of Education
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    University of Alberta
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    • Department of Educational Psychology
  • Specialization
    • Counselling Psychology
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Rinaldi, Christina (Educational Psychology)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Daniels, Lia (Educational Psychology)
    • Boechler, Patricia (Educational Psychology)