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ERIC Number: ED221782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr-10
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Adolescents and Adults: Ratings and Expected Ratings of Themselves and Each Other.
Stefanko, Michael
Information about the types of characteristics seen by parents and adolescents in similar fashion and those seen differently may result in better prediction of teenage behavior. To compare the perceptions of adolescents and adults on 20 personality characteristics, rating tables originally constructed by Hess and Goldblatt (1957) were given to 35 Hispanic and Anglo high school students, who took complementary forms home for their parents to complete. Results were analyzed for possible differences by age, sex, ethnicity, and family size. The differences between parent and adolescent views were much less extreme than the differences originally found by Hess and Goldblatt. No significant differences for age, sex, ethnicity, or family size were found. The findings indicate that parents and adolescents expect to be viewed much differently by the other group than they actually are viewed. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (62nd, Sacramento, CA, April 7-11, 1982). Best copy available.