Parent, Peers, and Adolescent Outcomes: Interactions and Cultural Variations

  • Ioakim BoutakidisEmail author
  • Eli Lieber
Part of the Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science book series (SACH, volume 7)


While the examination of parental effects and peer effects on adolescent outcomes as separate phenomenon has a long history in the psychological sciences, the understanding of how each affects the other and how they jointly influence other key outcomes is more recent. The following chapter summarizes key research studies examining how various parenting behaviors influence adolescents’ peer outcomes, and how both parenting and peer choice may be influenced by other variables in somewhat surprising ways. Special attention is paid to cultural variations in these phenomena. Finally an attempt is made to articulate a parenting approach that may help promote prosocial peer outcomes.


Parenting Style Psychological Control Friendship Quality Chinese Adolescent Adolescent Outcome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Child and Adolescent StudiesCalifornia State UniversityFullertonUSA
  2. 2.Semel Institute, Center for Culture and Health, Co-Director of Fieldwork and Qualitative Data Research LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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