Adolescent Relations with Mothers, Fathers and Friends

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University of Chicago Press, Feb 12, 1987 - Family & Relationships - 210 pages
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After interviews with teenagers, Youniss and Smollar find that, though adolescents seek independence from the parent-child bond, they do not abandon the relationship.

"A must for anyone interested in adolescent behavior."—Edward Z. Dager, Contemporary Sociology
  

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Contents

Interpersonal Relations of Childhood and Their Potential Courses through Adolescence
1
The Studies and the Methodology
15
Adolescent Daughters and Their Relations with Parents
29
Adolescent Sons and Their Relations with Parents
52
Adolescents and Their Relations with Parents Conclusions
72
Activities and Communications of Close Friendships
94
Problems and Obligations of Close Friendships
110
Cooperation Consensus and Coconstruction
125
The Individual and Relations
160
Appendix A
177
Appendix B
178
Appendix C
181
Appendix D
183
References
191
Index
199
Copyright

Parents and Friends
140

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About the author (1987)

James Youniss is professor of psychology and a member of the Youth Research Center at the Catholic University of America. He is the author of Parents and Peers in Social Developments. Jacqueline Smollar is a research associate at the Youth Research Center.


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