Adolescent Perspectives of Relationship Quality and Daily Interactions With Their Parents

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dc.contributor.advisor Rosen, Karen H. en_US
dc.contributor.advisor McCollum, Eric E. en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Stith, Sandra M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Beazer, Russell Glen en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-05T14:50:20Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-05T14:50:20Z
dc.date.issued 1998-07-13 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-61398-195857 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10919/9581
dc.description.abstract The body of research in the area parent-adolescent relationships has excluded certain variables and concentrated on the issue of conflict, with some consideration to time spent together and the affect in the relationship. This study included these variables and several others in an examination of 64 adolescents and their daily interactions with their parents and how these interactions relate to the overall quality of the relationship. The principal questions of this research were regarding the ability of time with parents, frequency of interactions, quality of interactions, parental affect during the interactions, importance of the relationship, and adolescent gender, to predict the overall quality of relationships between adolescents and their parents. The regression analysis found that parental affect and the frequency of interactions were capable of significant contributions to relationships with both parents. Bivariate analyses reveal many significant relationships between the research variables. The study suggests that these variables, particularly parental affect and the frequency of interactions, merit further attention in the analysis of parent-adolescent relationships. Comparisons between male (N = 25) and female (N = 39) adolescents' relationships were also made. Males spent significantly more time with their fathers and experienced significantly higher ratios of both positive parental affect and positive interactions with their fathers. On average, the adolescents report that the relationships with their parents were important and that overall quality was good. They also reported that 80 to 90% of their interactions were positive. en_US
dc.format.medium ETD en_US
dc.publisher Virginia Tech en_US
dc.relation.haspart etd.pdf en_US
dc.rights The authors of the theses and dissertations are the copyright owners. Virginia Tech's Digital Library and Archives has their permission to store and provide access to these works. en_US
dc.source.uri http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-61398-195857 en_US
dc.subject parent en_US
dc.subject adolescent en_US
dc.subject relationships en_US
dc.subject quality en_US
dc.subject affect en_US
dc.subject interactions en_US
dc.title Adolescent Perspectives of Relationship Quality and Daily Interactions With Their Parents en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Family and Child Development en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US

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