ERIC Number: EJ1025369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reciprocal Pathways between American and Chinese Early Adolescents' Sense of Responsibility and Disclosure to Parents
Qin, Lili; Pomerantz, Eva M.
Child Development, v84 n6 p1887-1895 Nov-Dec 2013
This research examined the reciprocal pathways between youth's sense of responsibility to parents and disclosure to them during early adolescence in the United States and China. Four times over the seventh and eighth grades, 825 American and Chinese youth (M[subscript age] = 12.73 years) reported on their sense of responsibility to parents and disclosure of everyday activities to them. Autoregressive latent trajectory models revealed that the more youth felt responsible to parents, the more they subsequently disclosed to them in both the United States and China. The reverse was also true: The more youth disclosed to parents, the more responsible they felt to them over time. The strength of these reciprocal pathways increased as youth progressed through early adolescence.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, Child Responsibility, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Grade 7, Grade 8, Parent Child Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: China; United States