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.



Citation:

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 .

Authors

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



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 37 | 2010



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