Associations Between Parenting Practices and Decision-Making Competence inEmerging Adults: A Prospective Study Public

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  • Developmental research has suggested that parenting practices may impact the development of risk behaviors later in life. However, little evidence exists regarding how parenting may impact actual decision processes that precede poor choices. This study examined how parenting practices in early childhood influence the development of decision-making competence (DMC), a latent trait that reflects individual differences in rational responding, and has been linked with risk behaviors (i.e. drug use, unprotected sex, drinking) in later life outcomes. To answer this question, we utilized a longitudinal dataset that tracked children from ages 10-12 through early adulthood. We correlated scores from Loeber’s (1989) Parental Supervision/Monitoring scale and Schludermann, and Schludermann’s (1970) Child Report on Parenting Behavior Inventory with scores on the Youth Decision-Making Competence (Y-DMC) scale. Preliminary results suggest that there are significant correlations between parenting practices and DMC. Specifically, children whose parents engaged in greater supervision and parental monitoring demonstrated higher DMC. Additionally, parenting practices uniquely contributed to the variance in DMC scores, controlling for socioeconomic status, child’s gender, child’s self-control, and cognitive ability at age 10. The findings from this study can contribute to future research related to decision-making, highlighting environmental factors that might impact the development of advantageous decision-making. Key Words: Decision-Making Competence, DMC, parenting, child development, decision-making
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