Originally published in 1992, this volume provided an up-to-date overview of recent research concerning the links between family and peer systems. Considerable work in the past had focused on family issues or peer relationships, but these systems had typically been considered separately. This volume bridges the gap across these two important socialization contexts and provides insights into the processes that account for the links across the systems – the ways in which the relationships between these systems shift across development. In addition, the variations in the links between family and peers are illustrated by cross-cultural work, studies of abused children, and research on the impact of maternal depression. In short, the volume provides not only a convenient overview of recent progress at the time but lays out an agenda for future research.
Acknowledgments Part 1: Introduction and Overview 1. Themes and Theories: Perspectives on Processes in Family–Peer Relationships Gary W. Ladd 2. Family and Peer Relationships in Historical Perspective Peter D. Renshaw and Ross D. Parke Part 2: Indirect Influences: Family Relations, Interactions, and Environments 3. Predicting Peer Competence and Peer Relationships in Childhood from Early Parent–Child Relationships James Elicker, Michelle Englund, and L. Alan Sroufe 4. Familial Contribution to Peer Competence Among Young Children: The Role of Interactive and Affective Processes Ross D. Parke, Jude Cassidy, Virginia M. Burks, James L. Carson, and Lisa Boyum 5.Links Between Adolescents’ Relationships with their Parents and Peers: Models, Evidence, and Mechanisms Catherine R. Cooper and Robert G. Cooper, Jr. 6. Beyond Parent–Child Relationships: Potential Links Between Family Environments and Peer Relations Brenda K. Bryant and Kristine A. DeMorris 7. Societal Influences on Children’s Peer Relationships Moncrieff Cochran and Virginia Davila Part 3: Direct Influences 8. Parents’ Management of Children’s Peer Relations: Facilitating and Supervising Children’s Activities in the Peer Culture Gary W. Ladd, Susan Muth Profilet, and Craig H. Hart 9. Parents’ Regulation of Children’s Peer Interactions: Direct Influences Susan P. Lollis, Hildy S. Ross, and Ellen Tate Part 4: Variations on Family–Peer Relationships 10. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Family–Peer Relations Carolyn Pope Edwards 11. Peer Relations in Children with a Depressed Caregiver Carolyn Zahn-Waxler, Susanne Denham, RonaldJ. Iannotti, and Mark Cummings 12. An Organizational Perspective on Peer Relations in Maltreated Children Dante Cicchetti, Michael Lynch, Susan Shonk, and Jody Todd Manly 13. Family Economic Circumstances, Life Transitions, and Children’s Peer Relations Charlotte J. Patterson, Pamela C. Griesler, Nancy A. Vaden, and Janis B. Kupersmidt 14. Epilogue: Remaining Issues and Future Trends in the Study of Family–Peer Relationships Ross D. Parke. Author Index. Subject Index.
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