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Can supportive parenting protect against school delay amongst violence-exposed adolescents in South Africa?

Can supportive parenting protect against school delay amongst violence-exposed adolescents in South Africa?
Can supportive parenting protect against school delay amongst violence-exposed adolescents in South Africa?
Exposure to multiple forms of violence is common amongst adolescents from socioeconomically disadvantaged communities in South Africa. Adolescents’ exposure to violence at home, in school and in their communities can lead to detrimental outcomes in education. In particular, adolescents who are more frequently exposed to multiple forms of violence are at risk of school delay. This paper investigates the potential for supportive parenting to protect against adolescents’ school delay in this context. With this aim, this paper applies structural equation modelling to a sample of 503 adolescents exposed to multiple forms of violence from 40 socioeconomically disadvantaged communities. Adolescents’ self-report data on child abuse in the family, school and community, and adolescents’ perceptions of positive parenting, consistent discipline, good monitoring, parental involvement and social support were analyzed. Results showed that perceptions of more positive parenting and consistent discipline moderated the relationship between more frequent exposure to multiple forms of violence and school delay. Our findings suggest that supportive parenting has the potential to protect against school delay for poly-victimized adolescents in South Africa.
school delay, Parenting, supportive parenting, violence, adolescence, Adolescent, socioeconomic disadvantage, Poverty, South Africa, disadvantage
0145-2134
31-45
Herrero Romero, Rocio
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Hall, James
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Cluver, Lucie
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Meinck, Franziska
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Herrero Romero, Rocio
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Hall, James
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Cluver, Lucie
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Meinck, Franziska
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Herrero Romero, Rocio, Hall, James, Cluver, Lucie and Meinck, Franziska (2018) Can supportive parenting protect against school delay amongst violence-exposed adolescents in South Africa? Child Abuse & Neglect, 78, 31-45. (doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.09.025).

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Abstract

Exposure to multiple forms of violence is common amongst adolescents from socioeconomically disadvantaged communities in South Africa. Adolescents’ exposure to violence at home, in school and in their communities can lead to detrimental outcomes in education. In particular, adolescents who are more frequently exposed to multiple forms of violence are at risk of school delay. This paper investigates the potential for supportive parenting to protect against adolescents’ school delay in this context. With this aim, this paper applies structural equation modelling to a sample of 503 adolescents exposed to multiple forms of violence from 40 socioeconomically disadvantaged communities. Adolescents’ self-report data on child abuse in the family, school and community, and adolescents’ perceptions of positive parenting, consistent discipline, good monitoring, parental involvement and social support were analyzed. Results showed that perceptions of more positive parenting and consistent discipline moderated the relationship between more frequent exposure to multiple forms of violence and school delay. Our findings suggest that supportive parenting has the potential to protect against school delay for poly-victimized adolescents in South Africa.

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Accepted/In Press date: 18 September 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 28 September 2017
Published date: April 2018
Keywords: school delay, Parenting, supportive parenting, violence, adolescence, Adolescent, socioeconomic disadvantage, Poverty, South Africa, disadvantage

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Local EPrints ID: 414948
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/414948
ISSN: 0145-2134
PURE UUID: a4b217b0-8871-4013-800d-847cced8e4f6
ORCID for James Hall: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8002-0922

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Date deposited: 17 Oct 2017 16:30
Last modified: 15 Aug 2019 00:26

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