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Age related changes in relationship closeness, reciprocity, and authority during adolescence

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1995
Summary:
One hundred and ninety-four 12 to 20 year old adolescents were administered two self-report questionnaires in order to examine interrelations and age related changes in relationship closeness, reciprocity, and authority with parents, peers, and romantic partners. It was hypothesized that, with age, adolescent's relations with parents would become less close and more mutual, while adolescent relations with peers and romantic partners would become closer with age. It was also hypothesized that subjects who have closer relationships with romantic partners would also have more mutual relationships with romantic partners. Results indicated that adolescents relations with parents became closer, but not more mutual, with age. Adolescent's relations with peers did not become closer with age, while adolescents relations with romantic partners became closer with age. In the romantic partner relationship, closer relationships were more mutual ones.
Title: Age related changes in relationship closeness, reciprocity, and authority during adolescence.
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Name(s): Wilder, David Andrew
Florida Atlantic University, Degree Grantor
Laursen, Brett, Thesis Advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1995
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 128 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: One hundred and ninety-four 12 to 20 year old adolescents were administered two self-report questionnaires in order to examine interrelations and age related changes in relationship closeness, reciprocity, and authority with parents, peers, and romantic partners. It was hypothesized that, with age, adolescent's relations with parents would become less close and more mutual, while adolescent relations with peers and romantic partners would become closer with age. It was also hypothesized that subjects who have closer relationships with romantic partners would also have more mutual relationships with romantic partners. Results indicated that adolescents relations with parents became closer, but not more mutual, with age. Adolescent's relations with peers did not become closer with age, while adolescents relations with romantic partners became closer with age. In the romantic partner relationship, closer relationships were more mutual ones.
Identifier: 15118 (digitool), FADT15118 (IID), fau:11894 (fedora)
Note(s): Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1995.
Subject(s): Teenagers--Family relationships
Parent and teenager
Friendship in adolescence
Interpersonal relations in adolescence
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