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ERIC Number: ED467560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 10
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Relationship Features and Strength of Influence from Mothers and Fathers: Adolescents' Grade and Gender Differences.
Bailey, Emily J.; Repinski, Daniel J.; Zook, Joan M.
This study investigated variations in adolescents' relationships with mothers and fathers. Two questions guided the study: (1) Are differences in the features of adolescents relationships with parents related to adolescents grade, adolescents gender, or parents gender?; and (2) Are differences in parents influence related to adolescents grade, adolescents gender, or parents gender? Fifty-seven adolescents in grade 7 and 38 adolescents in grade 10 completed surveys about their relationships with mothers and fathers. Significant main effects were found for adolescents grade, adolescents gender, and parents gender. Compared to tenth graders, seventh-graders reported more involvement, more influence, and more positive relationships with mothers and fathers. Male adolescents reported more subjective closeness to mothers and fathers than did female adolescents. Further, adolescents reported more involvement, more influence, and more positive relationships with mothers than with fathers. Girls reported spending more time and doing a greater number of activities with mothers whereas boys reported spending more time and doing a greater number of activities with fathers. Adolescent girls indicated a bigger difference between reports of subjective closeness to mothers and fathers, in comparison to boys. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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