Family factors and parental correlates to adolescent conduct disorder

R. Andrew Yockey, Keith A. King, Rebecca A. Vidourek

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The present study examined the relationship between family factors and parental correlates with adolescent conduct disorder in a national sample of adolescents. A secondary analysis of the 2011–2012 National Child Health Survey was conducted. Results from the final multivariate regression revealed that the following factors placed adolescents at increased risk for conduct disorder: being Caucasian, not meeting a child’s friends, not eating dinner as a family, living with a parent who has been divorced, living with a parent who has recently passed, having a parent in jail, witnessing parenting violence, living with someone with a mental health problem, argued too much, and living with a parent who has reported drug use. Recommendations for preventionists, researchers and health professionals are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-365
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Family Studies
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2021


  • adolescents
  • Conduct disorder
  • family factors
  • mental health


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