Adolescents' perceptions of their parents

L. Weller, E. Luchterhand

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Resource theory predicts a negative change in perception of parents by youth as they advance through high school. A sample of 1820 inner city youth answered 54 items which comprised four factors: Parental Permissiveness, Seeking Parental Advice, Family Estrangement and Family Disagreement. The results showed that as youth advanced through school they perceived their parents as giving them more freedom, turned less to them for advice, and became less estranged. The explanation pointed out that the first two factors were better tests of resource theory, and that parent-youth conflict is not a necessary derivative of resource theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-372
Number of pages6
Issue number47
StatePublished - 1977


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