ERIC Number: EJ932402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
Reciprocal Associations between Connectedness and Autonomy among Korean Adolescents: Compatible or Antithetical?
Yu, Jeong Jin
Journal of Marriage and Family, v73 n4 p692-703 Aug 2011
The primary goal of this study was to examine the longitudinal reciprocal relationships between connectedness to parents and autonomy among Korean adolescents using five annual waves of the Korea Youth Panel Survey. The sample consisted of 3,449 adolescents, whose mean age was 13.79 years at Wave 1. Contrary to the mainstream findings in individualistic societies that autonomy is not necessarily inimical to connectedness to parents, the present study convincingly suggested that Korean adolescents' pursuit of autonomy might conflict with the maintenance of connectedness with their parents. Similarly, unlike most studies conducted in Western countries, Korean adolescents' maintenance of connectedness with their parents was likely to undermine the attainment of autonomy. Results are discussed in terms of collectivistic cultural values emphasizing the developmental pathway of interdependence instead of the development of autonomy within the cultural context of Korea.
Descriptors: Maintenance, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Values, Cultural Context, Barriers, Personal Autonomy, Longitudinal Studies, Parent Child Relationship, Asian Culture
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea