Studies focused on the structural (e.g., single parent, teen mothers) and functional (e.g., parenting, marital conflict) family characteristics influence behavioral functioning over time, including bidirectional parent-child influences.
Kroneman, L., Loeber, R., Hipwell, A. E., & Koot, H. M. (2009). Girls’ disruptive behavior and its relationship to family functioning: A review. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 18, 259-273. PMID# 20161077. PMCID# PMC2743490.
Keijsers, L., Loeber, R., Branje, S., & Meeus, W. (in press). Bidirectional links and concurrent development of parent-child relationships and boys’ offending behavior. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
Murray, J., Loeber, R., & Pardini, D. (in press). Parental criminal justice involvement and the development of youth theft, drug use, depression and educational performance. Criminology.