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ERIC Number: ED306499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 16
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Parent Expectations and Their Influence on Youths' Copingstrategies.
du Bois-Reymond, Manuela
Youth is considered to be a developmental stage between childhood and adulthood. In this stage, adolescents have to master certain developmental tasks step by step, and as they manage to do so, they will grow to the status of adulthood. This study examined how adolescents direct themselves towards the expectations and conduct requirements of their educators during their transition to adulthood. Subjects were adolescents (N=120) who were aged 16 to 18. The subjects had completed their compulsory daytime education by June 1988. In this longitudinal study lasting 4 years, adolescents and (alternately) mothers and fathers will be interviewed. The first round of interviews showed that the adolescents almost unanimously viewed adulthood as boring. More adolescents reported that their private lives were strongly supervised by their parents; fewer considered their parents tolerant and indulgent. Neither adolescents nor parents thought lightly of perspectives for the future as far as education was concerned. Parents did not offer a model for life for the subjects. Subjects will be followed for the next few years to see how they are coping. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands