Parent-Adolescent Relationships: Perspectives, Communication and Outcomes

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Alexis Bourgeois (Editor)

Series: Family Issues in the 21st Century
BISAC: FAM034000

Parent-Adolescent Relationships: Perspectives, Communication and Outcomes first aims to explore the aspects communication in parent-adolescent relationships, specifically within the Malay community in Malaysia. Interestingly, this study observes the communication of mothers and fathers separately, as some previous studies highlighted differences in communication of both parents with their children.

The authors present and describe the main evidence-based interventions for adolescents with behavioural problems. Interventions based on family systemic principles and cognitive-behavioral techniques demonstrate a positive impact on these adolescents. Additionally, the need to increase evidence-based interventions in diverse contexts is presented as a future challenge for theoretical and applied research.

The concluding study investigates parental support, positive parent-child relations, and quality family integration, three core components of constructive parent-child interactions. Implications of the findings related to services and policy-making are discussed.
(Imprint: Novinka)

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Preface

Chapter 1. Parent-Adolescent Relationships: Perspectives, Communication and Outcomes in Malay Community in Malaysia
(Zainal Madon, PhD, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Faculty of Human Ecology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Seri Kembangan, Malaysia)

Chapter 2. Family Interventions for Adolescents with Behavioral Problems: A Narrative Review of Evidence-Based Interventions
(Jesús Maya, Lucía Jiménez, Bárbara Lorence and Victoria Hidalgo, Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology, University of Seville, Seville, Spain and Department of Psychology, Andalusia Loyola University)

Chapter 3. Constructive Parent-Child Interactions and Deviant Acceptance of At-Risk Adolescent Girls: A Mediation of Perceived Hopeful Future
(Jerf W. K. Yeung, PhD, Chau-Kiu Cheung, PhD, and Tae Yeun Kim, PhD, Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, and others)

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