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Publication Date: 1977
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An Empirical Comparison of Potential Determinants of Parental Authority
Smith, Thomas Ewin
Journal of Marriage and the Family, 39, 1, 153-163, Feb 77
Four basic determinants of parental authority are suggested. Hypotheses are tested using questionnaire data from 3,641 sixth, eighth, tenth, and twelfth grade students. Acceptance of parental authority is associated most strongly with offspring's perceptions of parental expertise and benefits received from parents. (Author)
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