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Parenting Centrality in Emerging Adulthood

PUBLISHED December 20, 2023 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2312p3534448)



Carson Dover1 , Brian Willoughby1
  1. Brigham Young University

Conference / event

BYU Fulton Conference, December 2023 (Provo, United States)

Poster summary

Using a multiple-group latent growth curve model to analyze trends in parenting centrality, we found that eventual parents tended to increase in parenting centrality across the first few years of emerging adulthood while non-parents tended to decrease. Future research should examine the timing of children and the value of parenthood.


Parenthood, Emerging adulthood, Family psychology

Research areas

Statistics, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences


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Competing interests
No competing interests were disclosed.
Data availability statement
The datasets generated during and / or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
Creative Commons license
Copyright © 2023 Dover et al. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Dover, C., Willoughby, B. Parenting Centrality in Emerging Adulthood [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2023 (poster).
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