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ERIC Number: EJ850054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0743-5584
Expectations for Parental Management of Dating in an Ethnically Diverse Sample of Early Adolescents
Mounts, Nina S.; Kim, Hyun-Soo
Journal of Adolescent Research, v24 n5 p531-560 2009
This investigation examined mothers' beliefs about important dating partner characteristics and expectations regarding management of dating in an ethnically diverse sample of 76 early adolescents and their mothers. Open-ended and structured questions were used to identify a range of dating partner characteristics which were important to mothers and a range of dating-management practices expected to be used by the mothers. Adolescents also reported their expectations of the mothers' management of dating. There were significant differences in mothers' and adolescents' reports of expectations of management of dating. Analyses revealed some ethnic differences and few gender differences in important characteristics of dating partners as well as expectations regarding management of dating.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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