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Presented at the 17th Annual Research Conference

The Link Between Family Involvement and Youth Problem Behaviors: Evidence for Bi-Directional Relations

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Session Number: 1 Room: Salon A

Presenting: Kelly Rogers; Terri Shelton

All Authors for this paper: Kelly Rogers; Terri Shelton; Susan Keane; Margaret Arbuckle; Carol MacKinnon-Lewis

Presentation Type: paper presentation

Synopsis: The present study examined the link between family involvement and changes in youth total problem behaviors both cross-sectionally and longitudinally. Participants included 228 youth, 431 caregivers, and 468 clinicians. Hierarchical multiple regressions indicated that the link between family involvement and change in youth total problem behaviors depends upon the reporter. Cross-sectionally, only caregiver-reported and clinician-reported levels of youth total problem behaviors were linked positively with family involvement. Longitudinally, change in total problem behavior were not predicted by levels of family involvement across any of the reporters. However, follow-up analyses provided evidence of reciprocal causation, with both caregiver-reported and clinician-reported youth total problem behaviors predicting later levels of family involvement, even after controlling for earlier levels of family involvement.

Date: Monday, March 1, 2004

Session Time: 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Time: 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM