The relative importance of parents and friends in adolescent decision making

Wilks J. (1986) The relative importance of parents and friends in adolescent decision making. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 15 4: 323-334. doi:10.1007/BF02145729


Author Wilks J.
Title The relative importance of parents and friends in adolescent decision making
Journal name Journal of Youth and Adolescence   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0047-2891
Publication date 1986-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF02145729
Volume 15
Issue 4
Start page 323
End page 334
Total pages 12
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Subject 3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
3200 Psychology
Abstract In this study 175 older adolescents (83 males, 92 females) nominated their parents, particularly their mothers, then friends of the same sex, as people most important in their lives. While parents were rated as more important than friends overall, problems were more frequently discussed with close friends. Using a matched sampling design, the adolescents' own mothers, fathers, and a close friend of the same sex also responded to a scale where parents' or friends' opinions might be sought as part of adolescent decision making. As predicted, parents were perceived as most important in certain "future-oriented" areas, whereas for "current" decisions, friends' opinions were more valued. Several areas of possible parent-peer conflict were also identified.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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