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ERIC Number: EJ1007818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Brief Report: Improving the Validity of Assessments of Adolescents' Feelings of Privacy Invasion
Laird, Robert D.; Marrero, Matthew D.; Melching, Jessica; Kuhn, Emily S.
Journal of Adolescence, v36 n1 p227-231 Feb 2013
Studies of privacy invasion have relied on measures that combine items assessing adolescents' feelings of privacy invasion with items assessing parents' monitoring behaviors. Removing items assessing parents' monitoring behaviors may improve the validity of assessments of privacy invasion. Data were collected from 163 adolescents (M age 13 years, 5 months; 47% female; 50% European American, non-Hispanic, 46% African American) and their mothers. A model specifying separate factors for privacy invasion and monitoring behavior fit adolescent-reported and parent-reported data significantly better than a single factor model. Although privacy invasion and monitoring behavior were positively associated, privacy invasion and monitoring behavior correlations were significantly different from one another across all ten variables reported by adolescents and across eight of the nine variables reported by mothers. The pattern of results strongly supports a recommendation for researchers to exclude items assessing monitoring behaviors to provide a more valid assessment of privacy invasion. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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