Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Centre for Applied Research on Business and Economics

Adolescents’ expectations about the timing of family life events

unraveling the role of value transmission and modeling

Artikel

Intergenerational continuity in family behaviors partly results from socialization processes in the parental home. However, socialization is a multidimensional process. This article tests hypotheses about the relative importance of value transmission and modeling in explaining expectations of adolescence concerning the timing of leaving home, and entry into cohabitation, marriage, and parenthood.

Structural equation modeling on multiactor data from over 1,000 parent–adolescent child couples in the Netherlands is used to test hypotheses. Results suggest that, in general, both value transmission and modeling are important predictors of adolescents’ expectations concerning the timing of major family events. Moreover, no differences between mothers and fathers and between boys and girls are observed in the strength of the intergenerational relationships studied.

Referentie Keijer, M. G., Liefbroer, A. C., & Nagel, I. (2018). Adolescents’ expectations about the timing of family life events: unraveling the role of value transmission and modeling. Journal of Family Issues, 39(15), 3755-3777. https://doi.org/10.1177/0192513X18792654
Gepubliceerd door  CAREM 1 januari 2018