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ERIC Number: ED068876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 14
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Adolescents in Crisis: Children's Perception of Parental Behavior.
Nihira, Kazuo; And Others
Parents' behavior as perceived by an adolescent population admitted to the adolescent crisis Ward at USC Medical Center is analyzed. The sample consisted of 86 patients who were admitted to the adolescent crisis ward during 1969 and 1970. The population could be divided according to four distinct crisis groups: (1) the suicidal group; (2) the aggressive group; (3) the psychotic group; and (4) the drug-induced psychotic group. Questionnaires were given out and data was analyzed in reference to various questions. It was found that the parents of the patients in the Adolescent Crisis Ward are perceived as significantly more punitive than parents of a control group of normal low socioeconomic children. It was also found that the perception of parental behavior by psychiatrically disturbed adolescents in a crisis ward can be described in terms of three dimensions: the nurturing parent, the punishing parent, and the bipolar parent. Finally it was found that the four crisis groups are not significantly different with respect to their perception of parental behavior. (WS)
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Note: Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Convention, April 26-29, 1972, Portland, Oregon