Emerging Adults With Type 1 Diabetes During the First Year Post-High School: Perceptions of Parental Behaviors

Kathleen M. Hanna, Michael T. Weaver, Timothy E. Stump, Diana Guthrie, Ukamaka M. Oruche

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Among 182 emerging adults with type 1 diabetes (93% White and 57% female), changes during the year post-high school were examined in perceptions of diabetes-specific conflict with parents, parent-youth shared responsibility, parental tangible aid, and parental autonomy support, as well as the moderating effects of living situation, gender, years with diabetes, and glycemic control. A linear mixed effects model, controlling for baseline values, tested the changes in and relationships among these variables over time. Changes over time in parent-youth conflict were moderated by living independently of parents; autonomy support and shared responsibility were moderated by years with diabetes; and tangible aid was moderated by glycemic control. Future longitudinal research needs to examine whether changes in parental behaviors lead to positive or negative diabetes outcomes among these emerging adults with diabetes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-137
Number of pages10
JournalEmerging Adulthood
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2014



  • emerging adults
  • parents
  • type 1 diabetes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Life-span and Life-course Studies
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology

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