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ERIC Number: EJ958226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 85
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Examining Trends in Parent-Child Communication in Europe over 12 Years
Tabak, Izabela; Mazur, Joanna; Granado Alcon, Maria del Carmen; Orkenyi, Agota; Zaborskis, Apolinaras; Aasvee, Katrin; Moreno, Carmen
Journal of Early Adolescence, v32 n1 p26-54 Feb 2012
The aim of this study was to analyze changes in communication with parents about matters of concern to 11- and 13-year olds. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) surveys conducted in Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, and Switzerland in 1993/94, 1997/98, 2001/02, and 2005/06 were analyzed by means of cluster analysis and analysis of variance. The results show that in most countries, the percentages of adolescents reporting difficulties in communication with parents increased from 1993/94 to 1997/98, and decreased afterwards. Analyses divided the countries into three groups with similar parent-child communication changes. These groups were neither related to the East-West division, nor to family structure differences. The confirmed cultural convergence between countries implies that family policy allowing parents of teenagers to devote more time to them should get the same priority in Eastern as in Western European countries. (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Austria; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Hungary; Latvia; Lithuania; Norway; Poland; Russia; Slovakia; Sweden; Switzerland