Exploring the behavior of juveniles and young adults raised by custodial grandmothers

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  • The present study compares behaviors of youth raised by a custodial grandmother, biological mother, or other female caregiver from adolescence to young adulthood using data from Waves I, II, and III of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) data set. Caregiver type was not significantly related to antisocial behavior. However, respondents who were raised by a custodial grandmother reported being stopped by police more times than those respondents raised by their biological mothers. The effect of parenting characteristics such as warmth, control, and involvement by a custodial grandmother may operate differently than in a biological mother-headed household.
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  • Goulette NW; Evans SZ; King D
  • Start Page

  • 349
  • End Page

  • 356
  • Volume

  • 70