ERIC Number: ED043079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Relative Influence of Parent-Adolescent Affect in Predicting the Salience Hiearchy Among Youth.
Larson, Lyle E.
This paper, the final one in a series of three, presents the results of a test on the relative predictive efficiency of four alternative hypotheses in explaining the "salience hierarchy" (the relative influence of parents and peers) among youth. The four hypotheses include: (1) grade level approach; (2) goals hypothesis; (3) situational approach; and (4) relationship hypothesis. The data were obtained through the mass administration of a precoded and pretested survey instrument to seventh, ninth, and twelfth graders. From the data, several conclusions were drawn: (1) grade has only a minimal impact on the pro-parent orientations of youth; (2) social class appears to be an important variable where the level of parent adolescent affect is not controlled; and (3) perceived reference set help in making decisions about goals is not an important factor in the determination of the hierarchical preferences among youth when considered relative to other variables. The findings indicate that the relationship model is a useful theoretical perspective in the explanation of the salience hierarchy during adolescence. (KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton.
Note: Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Convention in Chicago, Illinois, October 7-10, 1970