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ERIC Number: EJ1129506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1855-9719
Towards a Concept of Parental Authority in Adolescence
Kuhar, Metka; Reiter, Herwig
Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, v3 n2 p135-155 2013
The notion of authority is common in the literature on parent-child relationships. However, the notion of "parental authority" remains largely unspecified. The present article first critically reviews conceptualisations of parental authority in selected developmental-psychological approaches. We find the absence of an explicit and integrated theoretical and empirical conceptualisation of parental authority, as well as a certain lack of consistency in the application of the concept. Against the background of this review, we suggest initial steps towards a concept of parental authority as relational, dynamic and co-constituted in the sense of a joint product and outcome of family relationships.
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Language: English
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