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ERIC Number: EJ651468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0047-2891
Keeping Secrets from Parents: Advantages and Disadvantages of Secrecy in Adolescence.
Finkenauer, Catrin; Engels, Rutger C. M. E.; Meeus, Wim
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v31 n2 p123-36 Apr 2002
Studied the links between secrecy and psychosocial well-being and emotional autonomy among 227 younger (12-13 years) and older (16-18 years) adolescents. Results show that keeping secrets from parents is associated with physical and psychological disadvantages in adolescence. Secrecy, however, was also related to adolescents' emotional autonomy. Discusses findings in the context of adolescent development. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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