Parenting and Late Adolescents’ Well-Being in Greece, Norway, Poland and Switzerland: Associations with Individuation from Parents

Anna Filus , Beate Schwarz , Kostas Mylonas , David L. Sam , Paweł Boski


Cross-cultural studies focusing on individuation and parent-child relationships during late adolescence in the European context are sparse. This study investigated relationships between maternal and paternal responsiveness, demandingness and autonomy granting and late adolescents’ subjective well-being in Greece, Norway, Poland, and Switzerland. Additionally, the role of psychological, functional, and financial aspects of adolescents’ individuation in these relationships were assessed. Late adolescents (18–20-years-old, N = 745) reported on their parents’ behaviors and themselves. Structural models with latent constructs were applied to test the hypothesized relationships. Results showed that in all four countries, maternal and paternal autonomy granting and responsiveness were positively associated with adolescents’ well-being. No significant results were found for demandingness. Further, the study found that psychological and functional connectedness with mothers and financial connectedness with fathers partially explained the associations between parenting behaviors and adolescents’ well-being. The results indicate more similarities than differences across Europe in the associations between parenting on late adolescents’ outcomes. More importantly, the study points out that maternal and paternal parenting may play different roles in late adolescence
Author Anna Filus
Anna Filus,,
, Beate Schwarz
Beate Schwarz,,
, Kostas Mylonas
Kostas Mylonas,,
, David L. Sam
David L. Sam,,
, Paweł Boski (Wydział Psychologii)
Paweł Boski,,
- Wydział Psychologii
Journal seriesJournal of Child and Family Studies, ISSN 1062-1024, e-ISSN 1573-2843, (A 25 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.8
Keywords in EnglishParenting, Late adolescents, Well-being, Individuation, Europe
ASJC Classification3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology; 3319 Life-span and Life-course Studies
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)25
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.013; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.588 (2) - 2017=1.91 (5)
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