Moderating Role of Parental Responsiveness in the Impact of Psychological Control on Youth Smoking: a Longitudinal Perspective

Parental psychological control, as moderated by parental responsiveness, is shown to influence child smoking initiation and progression. An integrative multi-level model, using longitudinal data from children ages 10 through 17, demonstrates that parenting strategies’ impact on child smoking is partially mediated by changes in the child’s self-esteem trajectories and that the impact of psychological control is moderated by parental responsiveness. Psychological control increases child smoking development both directly and indirectly (via self-esteem) while parental responsiveness acts as a buffer in alleviating the detrimental effects of psychological control. Transformative consumer research implications are then developed.


Zhiyong Yang and Charles Schaninger (2010) ,"Moderating Role of Parental Responsiveness in the Impact of Psychological Control on Youth Smoking: a Longitudinal Perspective", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 37, eds. Margaret C. Campbell, Jeff Inman, and Rik Pieters, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 501-501 .


Zhiyong Yang, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Charles Schaninger, University at Albany, USA


NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 37 | 2010

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