Title

Beliefs about parents’ right to know: Domain differences and associations with change in concealment.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Wendy Rote

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

ISSN

1050-8392

Abstract

Parent and adolescent (M = 15.7 years) beliefs regarding parents’ right to know (RTK) about adolescents’ activities were examined in 174 middle-class U.S. families. Mean differences and associations with latent changes in teens’ concealment were assessed. RTK was greatest about risky prudential activities, least for personal activities for parents and romantic activities for teens, and higher for mothers’ ratings of girls’ than boys’ romantic behavior. Adolescents’ stronger RTK beliefs predicted lower concealment 6 months later and less increase in concealment over time, although less so for romantic issues. In contrast, mothers’ stronger RTK beliefs predicted more concealment over time. For personal issues, greater teen RTK beliefs slowed increases in concealment only when parents’ RTK beliefs were low.

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Language

en_US

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.