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ERIC Number: EJ862430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Adolescents' Interpretations of Parental Control: Differentiated by Domain and Types of Control
Kakihara, Fumiko; Tilton-Weaver, Lauree
Child Development, v80 n6 p1722-1738 Nov-Dec 2009
To determine whether adolescents interpret parental behavioral and psychological control differently, type, level, and domain of control were manipulated across 3 interpretations (adolescents' competence, mattering to parents, and parental intrusiveness). As expected, adolescents (N = 67, M = 14.25 years) generally interpreted high levels of behavioral control more negatively than moderate behavioral control. At high levels, however, adolescents did not differentiate behavioral control and psychological control, interpreting both as indicating less mattering and more intrusiveness. Furthermore, high levels of control over personal domain issues, regardless of type, tended to be interpreted most negatively. In conclusion, adolescents construe control in ways that may have import for their adjustment and this should be accounted for in theoretical models of parental control.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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