Conscientiousness mediates the relation between perceived parental socialisation and self-rated health

Yusuke Takahashi, Brent W. Roberts, Takahiro Hoshino

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Abstract

The pathways between parenting behaviours, personality and physical health have all been separately studied. Prior research has paid little attention to the indirect effects of personality in the path between parenting behaviours and better health. The purpose of this study was to explore the mediational effects of conscientiousness on the relationships between parental socialisation of responsibility and self-rated health, and to examine potential age differences in this mediational pathway. In total, 736 female and 749 male members across Japan participated in this study. They were divided into three groups by age category: younger-, middle-aged and older-aged. Conscientiousness and health were concurrently rated, while parental socialisation of responsibility was retrospectively assessed. Our analyses revealed that parental socialisation of responsibility is positively associated with conscientiousness and self-rated health, that conscientiousness is positively associated with self-rated health, and that conscientiousness fully mediated the effect of parental socialisation of responsibility on self-rated health. The mediational links were consistent across younger, middle-aged and older-aged cohorts. Our findings suggest that greater parental socialisation of responsibility relates to higher conscientiousness, and consequently healthier adults. These findings imply that parental behaviours could be a plausible target for intervention to foster the development of conscientiousness and better health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1048-1061
Number of pages14
JournalPsychology and Health
Volume27
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sep
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • conscientiousness
  • moderated mediation
  • parental socialisation of responsibility
  • self-rated health

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Applied Psychology

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Conscientiousness mediates the relation between perceived parental socialisation and self-rated health. / Takahashi, Yusuke; Roberts, Brent W.; Hoshino, Takahiro.

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Takahashi, Yusuke ; Roberts, Brent W. ; Hoshino, Takahiro. / Conscientiousness mediates the relation between perceived parental socialisation and self-rated health. In: Psychology and Health. 2012 ; Vol. 27, No. 9. pp. 1048-1061.
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