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Author: Sennott, Christie A.
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1. Fomby, Paula
Sennott, Christie A.
Changes in Family Structure: Consequences for Adolescents' Behavior
Research Brief RB-09-03, National Center for Family and Marriage Research, Bowling Green State University, November 2009
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79 Young Adult
Publisher: National Center for Family and Marriage Research
Keyword(s): Adolescent Behavior; Behavior Problems Index (BPI); Child Self-Administered Supplement (CSAS); Delinquency/Gang Activity; Family Structure; Household Composition; Marital Status; Mobility; Peers/Peer influence/Peer relations; School Characteristics/Rating/Safety; School Progress; Social Capital

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

Adolescents who experience repeated change in family structure as parents begin and end romantic unions are more likely than adolescents in stable family structures to engage in aggressive, antisocial, or delinquent behavior. This paper examines whether the link between family structure instability and behavior in adolescence may be explained, in part, by the residential and school mobility that are often associated with family structure change. Nationally-representative data from a two-generation study are used to assess the relative effects of instability and mobility on the mother-reported externalizing behavior and self-reported delinquent behavior of adolescents who were 12 to 17 years old in 2006. Results reveal residential and school mobility explain the association of family structure instability with each outcome, and these factors, in turn, are explained by children's exposure to poor peer networks.
Bibliography Citation
Fomby, Paula and Christie A. Sennott. "Changes in Family Structure: Consequences for Adolescents' Behavior." Research Brief RB-09-03, National Center for Family and Marriage Research, Bowling Green State University, November 2009.
2. Fomby, Paula
Sennott, Christie A.
Family Structure Instability and Mobility: The Consequences for Adolescents’ Problem Behavior
Social Science Research 42,1 (January 2013): 186-201.
Also: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049089X12001743
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79, NLSY79 Young Adult
Publisher: Elsevier
Keyword(s): Adolescent Behavior; Behavior Problems Index (BPI); Child Self-Administered Supplement (CSAS); Delinquency/Gang Activity; Family Structure; Household Composition; Mobility; Peers/Peer influence/Peer relations; School Characteristics/Rating/Safety; School Progress; Social Capital

Adolescents who experience changes in parents’ union status are more likely than adolescents in stable family structures to engage in problem behavior. We ask whether the link between family structure transitions and problem behavior in adolescence may be explained in part by the residential and school mobility that co-occur with family structure change. Our analysis uses nationally-representative data from a two-generation study to assess the relative effects of family instability and mobility on the self-reported problem behavior of adolescents who were 12–17 years old in 2006. Residential and school mobility only minimally attenuate the association of family structure changes with behavior problems for younger girls and older adolescents. Exposure to peer pressure has a larger attenuating effect. We conclude that although mobility often co-occurs with family structure change, it has independent effects on problem behavior.
Bibliography Citation
Fomby, Paula and Christie A. Sennott. "Family Structure Instability and Mobility: The Consequences for Adolescents’ Problem Behavior." Social Science Research 42,1 (January 2013): 186-201.
3. Fomby, Paula
Sennott, Christie A.
Family Structure Instability and Residential and School Mobility: The Consequences for Adolescents' Behavior
Working Paper Series WP-09-08, Bowling Green State University, National Center for Family and Marriage Research, July 2009
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79, NLSY79 Young Adult
Publisher: National Center for Family and Marriage Research
Keyword(s): Adolescent Behavior; Behavior Problems Index (BPI); Child Self-Administered Supplement (CSAS); Delinquency/Gang Activity; Family Structure; Household Composition; Mobility; Peers/Peer influence/Peer relations; School Characteristics/Rating/Safety; School Progress; Social Capital

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

Adolescents who experience repeated change in family structure as parents begin and end romantic unions are more likely than adolescents in stable family structures to engage in aggressive, antisocial, or delinquent behavior. We ask whether the link between family structure instability and behavior in adolescence may be explained in part by the residential and school mobility that are often associated with family structure change. Our analysis uses nationally-representative data from a two-generation study to assess the relative effects of instability and mobility on the mother-reported externalizing behavior and self-reported delinquent behavior of adolescents who were 12 to 17 years old in 2006. We find that residential and school mobility explain the association of family structure instability with each outcome, and these factors in turn are explained by children's exposure to poor peer networks.
Bibliography Citation
Fomby, Paula and Christie A. Sennott. "Family Structure Instability and Residential and School Mobility: The Consequences for Adolescents' Behavior." Working Paper Series WP-09-08, Bowling Green State University, National Center for Family and Marriage Research, July 2009.