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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This book is a companion piece and extension of an earlier analysis of parent and friend relations, their structure and functions in children's social and personal development (James Youniss, Parents and Peers in Social Development: A Sullivan-Piaget Perspective, University of Chicago Press, 1980) The present book focuses on adolescents in these same relations. It presents two kinds of material: first, adolescents' own descriptions of interactions they have had in these relations, and second, theory regarding what these relations are and how they contribute to development. As before, relations are treated in the ideal typical sense as descriptions are synthesized across subjects to yield average charateristics that define structure.

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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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