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Author: Hardy, Sam A.
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1. Colman, Rebecca A.
Hardy, Sam A.
Albert, Myesha
Raffaelli, Marcela
Crockett, Lisa J.
Early Predictors of Self-Regulation in Middle Childhood
Infant and Child Development 15,4 (July/August 2006): 421-437
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
Publisher: Wiley Online
Keyword(s): Behavior Problems Index (BPI); Child Care; Childhood; Home Observation for Measurement of Environment (HOME); Parent-Child Relationship/Closeness; Parenting Skills/Styles; Parents, Behavior; Punishment, Corporal; Self-Regulation/Self-Control

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The present study examined the contribution of caregiving practices at ages 4–5 (Time 1) to children's capacity for self-regulation at ages 8–9 (Time 2). The multi-ethnic sample comprised 549 children of National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) participants. High levels of maternal warmth and low levels of physically punitive discipline at Time 1 were associated with a greater capacity for self-regulation at Time 2. These associations remained significant once initial levels of self-regulation were taken into account, indicating that the development of self-regulation is open to caregiver influence during childhood. Neither child gender nor ethnicity moderated the effects of early parenting practices on later self-regulation; the interaction between low maternal warmth and high discipline was also non-significant. Findings add to the literature on how early parenting practices shape children's capacity for effective self-regulation, and have implications for researchers and practitioners. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Bibliography Citation
Colman, Rebecca A., Sam A. Hardy, Myesha Albert, Marcela Raffaelli and Lisa J. Crockett. "Early Predictors of Self-Regulation in Middle Childhood." Infant and Child Development 15,4 (July/August 2006): 421-437.
2. Hardy, Sam A.
Raffaelli, Marcela
Adolescent Religiosity and Sexuality: An Investigation of Reciprocal Influences
Journal of Adolescence 26,6 (December 2003): 731-740.
Cohort(s): NLSY79 Young Adult
Publisher: Academic Press, Inc.
Keyword(s): Ethnic Differences; Gender Differences; Hispanics; Racial Differences; Religious Influences; Sexual Activity; Sexual Experiences/Virginity; Teenagers

The present study examined potential bi-directional associations between religiosity and first sexual intercourse. The sample, drawn from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, included 303 teens (22% Hispanic, 35% Black, 43% White; 53% male) aged 15-16 in 1996 and 17-18 in 1998. All teens included in the sample were virgins at Time 1. In the longitudinal analyses, higher Time 1 religiosity (a composite of importance of religion and frequency of church attendance) was associated with a lower likelihood of first sexual intercourse between Time 1 and Time 2. However, transition to sexual activity between Time 1 and Time 2 was not significantly related to Time 2 religiosity. Thus, results do not support a bi-directional association; instead, it appears that teens with higher levels of religiosity tend to delay sexual involvement more than those with lower levels of religiosity.... In 1986, children of female participants were added to the study, and have been assessed every 2 years thereafter. Since 1988, children 10 years and older have provided self-report data on religiosity, and those 13 years and older have reported on their sexual experience. The sample for the present study was drawn from the 635 teens aged 15-16 in 1996. These teens were selected because they were administered the relevant religiosity and sexuality questions in both 1996 (Time 1) and 1998 (Time 2).[Copyright 2003 Elsevier]
Bibliography Citation
Hardy, Sam A. and Marcela Raffaelli. "Adolescent Religiosity and Sexuality: An Investigation of Reciprocal Influences." Journal of Adolescence 26,6 (December 2003): 731-740.