Activities and relationships with parents as key ecological assets that encourage personal positive youth development
Keywords: 
Family relationships
Interiority
Personal positive youth development
Satisfaction
Self-control
Issue Date: 
2022
ISSN: 
0090-4392
Note: 
This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License
Citation: 
Orejudo, S.; Balaguer-Estaña, A. (Alvaro José); Osorio de Rebellón-Yohn, A. (Alfonso); et al. "Activities and relationships with parents as key ecological assets that encourage personal positive youth development". Journal of Community Psychology. 50 (2), 2022, 896 - 915
Abstract
Scientific literature has shown contextual factors that predict youth development, and family variables are the most important ones. In this study, we propose a model that explains the relation between family variables (relationship with parents and family activities) and Personal Positive Youth Development (assessed through Life satisfaction, Interiority, and Self-control), across different cultures. We recruited 2867 adolescents aged 12-18 years (52% female) from three countries: Spain, Mexico, and Peru. They completed an anonymous questionnaire. We run exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, and structural equation modelling, testing for invariance across countries and sexes. In all subsamples, positive family relationships were associated with adolescents' Life Satisfaction. In addition, time invested on family activities was associated with Interiority and with Self-control. However, some differences across cultures and sex were found in the specific associations. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed regarding how to improve adolescent development through family life.

Files in This Item:
Thumbnail
File
pdf.pdf
Description
Size
776.95 kB
Format
Adobe PDF


Items in Dadun are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.