ERIC Number: ED147662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Helping Responses of Parents and Peers and Adolescent Well Being.
Burke, Ronald J.; Weir, Tamara
This study examines the experiences of adolescents when they seek help with their problems and anxieties from within their natural support systems. The following questions were posed: (1) How do adolescents perceive their parents' and peers' responses when they seek help? (2) Do the response behaviors of the helpers affect adolescents' willingness to disclose their difficulties and problems? (3) Is there a relationship between helpers' response patterns and adolescents' well-being? Subjects were 274 adolescents, who voluntarily filled out questionnaires during regular school time. Findings are discussed in detail. In general, they support the view that adolescents are at a stage of development where dependency is still a significant feature of their lives, especially in coping with daily stresses. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Imperial Oil Co. Ltd., Toronto (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (Seattle, Washington, April 1977); For related documents, see CG 011 964, CG 011 966, CG 011 967, and CG 011 968