Skip to main content
main-content
Top

Tip

Swipe om te navigeren naar een ander artikel

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence 6/2011

01-06-2011 | Empirical Research

Maternal Acceptance and Adolescents’ Emotional Communication: A Longitudinal Study

Auteurs: Amanda L. Hare, Emily G. Marston, Joseph P. Allen

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 6/2011

Log in om toegang te krijgen
share
DELEN

Deel dit onderdeel of sectie (kopieer de link)

  • Optie A:
    Klik op de rechtermuisknop op de link en selecteer de optie “linkadres kopiëren”
  • Optie B:
    Deel de link per e-mail

Abstract

With substantive evidence suggesting that adolescents’ disclosure is likely a protective factor against problem behaviors, as well as evidence that many adolescents will go to great lengths to avoid sharing information with parents, one may conclude that parents’ face a formidable task. Previous studies have identified parental acceptance as a concurrent correlate of adolescents’ behavioral disclosure, but have neglected to investigate potential ways that parents could encourage their adolescents to feel comfortable disclosing emotional information. The present study extends the literature by using a longitudinal, multi-method, multi-reporter design to examine whether maternal acceptance is predictive of emotional disclosure over time among a racially/socioeconomically diverse sample of 184 adolescents (53% female). Results indicate that adolescents who perceive their mothers as high in acceptance during early adolescence exhibit greater relative increases in both self-reported emotional communication and observed emotional disclosure to their mothers 3 years later. Interestingly, mothers’ perceptions of their own acceptance does not provide any additional predictive value. These findings support the notion that adolescents’ emotional disclosure is an ongoing process that can be fostered in early adolescence, and emphasize the importance of considering adolescents’ perceptions of the relationship to successfully do so.
Literatuur
go back to reference Allen, J. P., Hall, F. D., Insabella, G. M., Land, D. J., Marsh, P. A., & Porter, M. R. (2001). Supportive behavior coding system. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia. Allen, J. P., Hall, F. D., Insabella, G. M., Land, D. J., Marsh, P. A., & Porter, M. R. (2001). Supportive behavior coding system. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia.
go back to reference Arbuckle, J. L. (1996). Full information estimation in the presence of incomplete data. In G. A. M. R. E. Schumaker (Ed.), Advanced structural modeling: Issues and techniques (pp. 243–277). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. Arbuckle, J. L. (1996). Full information estimation in the presence of incomplete data. In G. A. M. R. E. Schumaker (Ed.), Advanced structural modeling: Issues and techniques (pp. 243–277). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
go back to reference Armsden, G. C., & Greenberg, M. T. (1987). The inventory of parent and peer attachment: Individual differences and their relationship to psychological well-being in adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 16(5), 427–454. CrossRef Armsden, G. C., & Greenberg, M. T. (1987). The inventory of parent and peer attachment: Individual differences and their relationship to psychological well-being in adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 16(5), 427–454. CrossRef
go back to reference Barnes, G. M., Farrell, M. P., & Banerjee, S. (1994). Family influences on alcohol abuse and other problem behaviors among Black and White adolescents in a general population sample. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 4(2), 183–201. CrossRef Barnes, G. M., Farrell, M. P., & Banerjee, S. (1994). Family influences on alcohol abuse and other problem behaviors among Black and White adolescents in a general population sample. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 4(2), 183–201. CrossRef
go back to reference Criss, M. M., Shaw, D. S., & Ingoldsby, E. M. (2003). Mother-son positive synchrony in middle childhood: Relation to antisocial behavior. Social Development, 12(3), 379–400. CrossRef Criss, M. M., Shaw, D. S., & Ingoldsby, E. M. (2003). Mother-son positive synchrony in middle childhood: Relation to antisocial behavior. Social Development, 12(3), 379–400. CrossRef
go back to reference Crowell, J., Pan, H., Goa, Y., Treboux, D., O’Connor, E., & Waters, E. B. (1998). The secure base scoring system for adults. Version 2.0. Stonybrook, NY: Unpublished manuscript. State University of New York at Stonybrook. Crowell, J., Pan, H., Goa, Y., Treboux, D., O’Connor, E., & Waters, E. B. (1998). The secure base scoring system for adults. Version 2.0. Stonybrook, NY: Unpublished manuscript. State University of New York at Stonybrook.
go back to reference Eaton, N. R., Krueger, R. F., Johnson, W., McGue, M., & Iacono, W. G. (2009). Parental monitoring, personality, and delinquency: Further support for a reconceptualization of monitoring. Journal of Research in Personality, 43(1), 49–59. PubMedCrossRef Eaton, N. R., Krueger, R. F., Johnson, W., McGue, M., & Iacono, W. G. (2009). Parental monitoring, personality, and delinquency: Further support for a reconceptualization of monitoring. Journal of Research in Personality, 43(1), 49–59. PubMedCrossRef
go back to reference Enders, C. K. (2001). The performance of the full information maximum likelihood estimator in multiple regression models with missing data. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 61(5), 713–740. Enders, C. K. (2001). The performance of the full information maximum likelihood estimator in multiple regression models with missing data. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 61(5), 713–740.
go back to reference Guilamo-Ramos, V., Jaccard, J., Dittus, P., & Bouris, A. M. (2006). Parental expertise, trustworthiness, and accessibility: Parent-adolescent communication and adolescent risk behavior. Journal of Marriage and Family, 68, 1229–1246. CrossRef Guilamo-Ramos, V., Jaccard, J., Dittus, P., & Bouris, A. M. (2006). Parental expertise, trustworthiness, and accessibility: Parent-adolescent communication and adolescent risk behavior. Journal of Marriage and Family, 68, 1229–1246. CrossRef
go back to reference Haynes, C., & Katz, L. F. (1993). The asset coding manual: Adolescent social skills evaluation technique: Unpublished manuscript. Seattle: University of Washington. Haynes, C., & Katz, L. F. (1993). The asset coding manual: Adolescent social skills evaluation technique: Unpublished manuscript. Seattle: University of Washington.
go back to reference Ho, M. (2004). Adolescent attachment to parents: predicting later adolescent rejection sensitivity. In D. Welsh (Chair) The development of adolescent romantic relationships: The role of attachment, poster symposium presented at the 10th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD. Ho, M. (2004). Adolescent attachment to parents: predicting later adolescent rejection sensitivity. In D. Welsh (Chair) The development of adolescent romantic relationships: The role of attachment, poster symposium presented at the 10th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.
go back to reference Hutchinson, M. K., Jemmott, J. B., III., Jemmott, L. S., Braverman, P., & Fong, G. T. (2003). The role of mother-daughter sexual risk communication in reducing sexual risk behaviors among urban adolescent females: A prospective study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 33(2), 98–107. PubMedCrossRef Hutchinson, M. K., Jemmott, J. B., III., Jemmott, L. S., Braverman, P., & Fong, G. T. (2003). The role of mother-daughter sexual risk communication in reducing sexual risk behaviors among urban adolescent females: A prospective study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 33(2), 98–107. PubMedCrossRef
go back to reference Julien, D., Markman, H., Lindahl, K., Johnson, H., Van Widenfelt, B., & Herskovitz, J. (1997). The interactional dimensions coding system. Denver, CO: Unpublished manuscript. University of Denver. Julien, D., Markman, H., Lindahl, K., Johnson, H., Van Widenfelt, B., & Herskovitz, J. (1997). The interactional dimensions coding system. Denver, CO: Unpublished manuscript. University of Denver.
go back to reference Kafka, R. R., & London, P. (1991). Communication in relationships and adolescent substance use: The influence of parents and friends. Adolescence, 26(103), 587–598. PubMed Kafka, R. R., & London, P. (1991). Communication in relationships and adolescent substance use: The influence of parents and friends. Adolescence, 26(103), 587–598. PubMed
go back to reference Kerr, M., & Stattin, H. (2000). What parents know, how they know it, and several forms of adolescent adjustment: Further support for a reinterpretation of monitoring. Developmental Psychology, 36(3), 366–380. PubMedCrossRef Kerr, M., & Stattin, H. (2000). What parents know, how they know it, and several forms of adolescent adjustment: Further support for a reinterpretation of monitoring. Developmental Psychology, 36(3), 366–380. PubMedCrossRef
go back to reference Mazur, M. A., & Hubbard, A. S. E. (2004). ‘Is there something I should know?’ Topic avoidant responses in parent-adolescent communication. Communication Reports, 17(1), 27–37. Mazur, M. A., & Hubbard, A. S. E. (2004). ‘Is there something I should know?’ Topic avoidant responses in parent-adolescent communication. Communication Reports, 17(1), 27–37.
go back to reference Muthén, B. O., & Muthén, L. K. (2008). Mplus (Verson 5.0). Los Angeles: Muthén & Muthén. Muthén, B. O., & Muthén, L. K. (2008). Mplus (Verson 5.0). Los Angeles: Muthén & Muthén.
go back to reference Perkins, S. A., & Turiel, E. (2007). To lie or not to lie: To whom and under what circumstances. Child Development, 78(2), 609–621. PubMedCrossRef Perkins, S. A., & Turiel, E. (2007). To lie or not to lie: To whom and under what circumstances. Child Development, 78(2), 609–621. PubMedCrossRef
go back to reference Pettit, G. S., Laird, R. D., Dodge, K. A., Bates, J. E., & Criss, M. M. (2001). Antecedents and behavior-problem outcomes of parental monitoring and psychological control in early adolescence. Child Development, 72(2), 583–598. PubMedCrossRef Pettit, G. S., Laird, R. D., Dodge, K. A., Bates, J. E., & Criss, M. M. (2001). Antecedents and behavior-problem outcomes of parental monitoring and psychological control in early adolescence. Child Development, 72(2), 583–598. PubMedCrossRef
go back to reference Raykov, T. (2005). Analysis of longitudinal studies with missing data using covariance structure modeling with full-information maximum likelihood. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 12(3), 493–505. CrossRef Raykov, T. (2005). Analysis of longitudinal studies with missing data using covariance structure modeling with full-information maximum likelihood. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 12(3), 493–505. CrossRef
go back to reference Schaefer, E. S. (1965). Children’s reports of parental behavior: An inventory. Child Development, 36(2), 413–424. PubMedCrossRef Schaefer, E. S. (1965). Children’s reports of parental behavior: An inventory. Child Development, 36(2), 413–424. PubMedCrossRef
go back to reference Schludermann, E., & Schludermann, S. (1970). Replicability of factors in children’s report of parent behavior (CRPBI). Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 76(2), 239–249. CrossRef Schludermann, E., & Schludermann, S. (1970). Replicability of factors in children’s report of parent behavior (CRPBI). Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 76(2), 239–249. CrossRef
go back to reference Schludermann, S., & Schludermann, E. (1988). Notes of the CRPBI- 30. Unpublished document, Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba, Canada. Schludermann, S., & Schludermann, E. (1988). Notes of the CRPBI- 30. Unpublished document, Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba, Canada.
go back to reference Smetana, J. G., & Daddis, C. (2002). Domain-specific antecedents of parental psychological control and monitoring: The role of parenting beliefs and practices. Child Development, 73(2), 563–580. PubMedCrossRef Smetana, J. G., & Daddis, C. (2002). Domain-specific antecedents of parental psychological control and monitoring: The role of parenting beliefs and practices. Child Development, 73(2), 563–580. PubMedCrossRef
go back to reference Smetana, J. G., Metzger, A., Gettman, D. C., & Campione-Barr, N. (2006). Disclosure and secrecy in adolescent-parent relationships. Child Development, 77(1), 201–217. PubMedCrossRef Smetana, J. G., Metzger, A., Gettman, D. C., & Campione-Barr, N. (2006). Disclosure and secrecy in adolescent-parent relationships. Child Development, 77(1), 201–217. PubMedCrossRef
go back to reference Soenens, B., Vansteenkiste, M., Luyckx, K., & Goossens, L. (2006). Parenting and adolescent problem behavior: An integrated model with adolescent self-disclosure and perceived parental knowledge as intervening variables. Developmental Psychology, 42(2), 305–318. PubMedCrossRef Soenens, B., Vansteenkiste, M., Luyckx, K., & Goossens, L. (2006). Parenting and adolescent problem behavior: An integrated model with adolescent self-disclosure and perceived parental knowledge as intervening variables. Developmental Psychology, 42(2), 305–318. PubMedCrossRef
go back to reference Vazire, S., & Mehl, M. R. (2008). Knowing me, knowing you: The accuracy and unique predictive validity of self-ratings and other-ratings of daily behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95(5), 1202–1216. PubMedCrossRef Vazire, S., & Mehl, M. R. (2008). Knowing me, knowing you: The accuracy and unique predictive validity of self-ratings and other-ratings of daily behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95(5), 1202–1216. PubMedCrossRef
go back to reference Waizenhofer, R. N., Buchanan, C. M., & Jackson-Newsom, J. (2004). Mothers’ and fathers’ knowledge of adolescents’ daily activities: Its sources and its links with adolescent adjustment. Journal of Family Psychology, 18(2), 348–360. PubMedCrossRef Waizenhofer, R. N., Buchanan, C. M., & Jackson-Newsom, J. (2004). Mothers’ and fathers’ knowledge of adolescents’ daily activities: Its sources and its links with adolescent adjustment. Journal of Family Psychology, 18(2), 348–360. PubMedCrossRef
Metagegevens
Titel
Maternal Acceptance and Adolescents’ Emotional Communication: A Longitudinal Study
Auteurs
Amanda L. Hare
Emily G. Marston
Joseph P. Allen
Publicatiedatum
01-06-2011
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 6/2011
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-010-9586-6