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ERIC Number: EJ824066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Compliance, Negotiation, and Self-Assertion in Japanese Adolescents' Disagreements with Parents
Sugimura, Kazumi; Yamazaki, Mizuki; Phinney, Jean S.; Takeo, Kazuko
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v33 n1 p77-87 2009
This study examined the ways in which Japanese adolescents handle disagreements with parents, and the extent to which the cultural values of emotional bonds within the family predict adolescents' reported handling of disagreements. Adolescents (N = 1029), aged 12 to 25 years, reported their projected actions in response to six hypothetical adolescent--parent disagreements, and completed a scale of values of emotional bonds in the family. As hypothesized, self-assertion was the most common action, followed by negotiation and compliance. Although generally self-assertion and negotiation were higher and compliance lower with increasing age, adolescents' actions also varied depending on the situation. The values of emotional bonds predicted adolescents' reported handling of disagreements, as examined using structural equation modeling. Implications of these findings for the adolescent--parent relationship and adolescent development in Japanese cultural contexts are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan