ERIC Number: ED484689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Parent-Teen Relationships and Interactions: Far More Positive Than Not. Child Trends Research Brief. Publication # 2004-25
Moore, Kristin A.; Guzman, Lina; Hair, Elizabeth; Lippman, Laura; Garrett, Sarah
This Research Brief brings together recent results of a nationally representative survey of U.S. teens about the nature of their relationships with their parents and findings from rigorous research studies on the parent-adolescent bond. The evidence presented shows that while the proportion of teens reporting positive relationships with their parents does dip somewhat during the early teen years and while this proportion is lower for parents who live apart from their children, adolescents, in general, respect, admire, and like their parents and enjoy spending time with them. These results from interviews with teens dovetail with research showing the link between the quality of parent-child relationships and a wide range of positive outcomes for teens. Moreover, this research is reinforced by similar findings in industrialized countries elsewhere in the world, which are also reported on in this brief.
Descriptors: Surveys, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Parent Child Relationship, Interviews
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Trends, Inc., Washington, DC.