Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty of Science
Adolescent openness to the parental viewpoint, as assessed through a narrative methodology, was tested as a longitudinal predictor of adolescent adjustment. Thirty adolescents (14 females, 16 males) were asked to describe their parents’ perspective on matters considered important to their values and development. These narratives were scored via a newly developed ‘parent voice’ measure, which quantitatively rates the degree of openness and respect the adolescent extends to the parental viewpoint. Parent voice scores signiﬁcantly predicted adolescent adjustment four years later. Furthermore, the ﬁndings suggest voice may be mediating the positive relationship between authoritative parenting and subsequent adolescent adjustment. The quality of the parent-child relationship, as measured by the voice, attachment, and parenting style measures, and its link to adolescent adjustment are discussed.
Hicks, Cheryl Ann, "Adolescent openness to the parental viewpoint in narrative: Longitudinal prediction of adolescent adjustment" (2000). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 703.