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ERIC Number: EJ837833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Heterogeneity and Change in the Patterning of Adolescents' Perceptions of the Legitimacy of Parental Authority: A Latent Transition Model
Cumsille, Patricio; Darling, Nancy; Flaherty, Brian; Martinez, Maria Loreto
Child Development, v80 n2 p418-432 Mar-Apr 2009
Changes in the patterning of adolescents' beliefs about the legitimate domains of parental authority were modeled in 2,611 Chilean adolescents, 11-16 years old. Transitions in adolescents' belief patterns were studied over 3 years. Latent transition analysis (LTA) revealed 3 distinct patterns of beliefs--"parent control," "shared control," and "personal control"--that differed in the extent to which adolescents believed that parents had legitimate authority over personal, prudential, and multidomain issues. Younger adolescents with fewer problem behaviors, higher self-efficacy, and more parental rules were more likely to espouse the parent control belief pattern. Adolescents' patterning of beliefs was relatively stable over time. Older adolescents with more problem behaviors and fewer parental rules were most likely to move away from the parental control status.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Chile