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ERIC Number: EJ1010211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Continuity and Discontinuity in Perceptions of Family Relationships from Adolescence to Young Adulthood
Tsai, Kim M.; Telzer, Eva H.; Fuligni, Andrew J.
Child Development, v84 n2 p471-484 Mar-Apr 2013
The present 8-year longitudinal study examined how multiple aspects of family relationships change across the transition from adolescence (M[subscript age] = 15 years) to young adulthood (M[subscript age] = 22 years) among 821 individuals. Results showed that there was more discontinuity than continuity in family relationships across this transition. Whereas a normative decline was evident in all measured aspects of family relationships during adolescence, this decline persisted for only a few dimensions of family relationships during young adulthood. Other aspects of family relationships stabilized or rebounded. There was little variation in these trajectories as a function of ethnicity or gender, suggesting that these changes in family relationships are generally normative. Results suggest that the transition to adulthood is a period of significant transformation in family relationships. (Contains 3 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California