Parent-adolescent intimacy: impact on adolescent functioning.

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This paper examines the influence of parent-adolescent intimacy on adolescent functioning. Intimacy for both adolescent males and females was assessed in relation to their mothers and fathers. Adolescent development was measured using two scales: self-esteem and problem behavior. No significant differences were found between males and females on the measures of self-esteem, problem behavior, and intimacy. However, mothers were found to share greater degrees of intimacy than did fathers for both male and female adolescents. A regression analysis revealed that father intimacy was a better predictor of positive adolescent functioning than was mother intimacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-147
Number of pages11
JournalAdolescence
Volume23
Issue number89
StatePublished - Mar 1988

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Parent-adolescent intimacy : impact on adolescent functioning. / Lecroy, Craig.

In: Adolescence, Vol. 23, No. 89, 03.1988, p. 137-147.

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