ERIC Number: ED038208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Adolescent Male and Parental Relationships.
Peterson, Evan T.
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between adolescents (particularly males) and their parents. The sample for the study consisted of 2,293 male and 2,482 female adolescents from 27 high schools representing all major regions of the United States. Each student in the sample completed a questionnaire measuring his parents' interest, in and control of, his activities. Selected variables such as age, type of residential setting, sex, cultural background, and number of siblings were examined. Results of the analyses indicated that (1) adolescents perceived that their parents exercised high control and high interest in their children's activities, (2) female adolescents experienced greater parental control and interest than male adolescents, and (3) adolescents perceived the mother as having greater interest and control in adolescent activities than the father. Tabular data on each of the questionnaire items are presented. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (TL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, American Indians, Anglo Americans, Attitudes, Blacks, Comparative Analysis, Family (Sociological Unit), Interest Inventories, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Influence, Questionnaires, Rural Urban Differences, Sex Differences, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT.
Note: Paper presented at National Council of Family Relations' Annual Meeting, New Orleans, La., October 1968