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ERIC Number: EJ1090867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-930X
Adolescents' True-Self Behavior and Adjustment: The Role of Family Security and Satisfaction of Basic Psychological Needs
Goldner, Limor; Berenshtein-Dagan, Tal
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, v62 n1 Article 3 p48-73 Jan 2016
Associations between security within the family, satisfaction of basic psychological needs, true-self behavior, and knowledge of true self, as well as levels of adjustment, were explored in a sample of early adolescents and midadolescents in Israel (N = 302, mean age = 14.19 years). Both security within the family and needs satisfaction were found to be moderately associated with true-self variables with parents. Needs satisfaction was also associated with true-self variables with classmates. True-self behavior with parents, classmates, and knowledge of true self correlated negatively with various domains of maladjustment. True-self behavior with parents fully mediated the associations between security within the family and adolescents' adjustment regardless of adolescents' age. The findings highlight the role of true-self behaviors as a mechanism through which security in the family contributes to Israeli adolescents' adjustment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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