Chilean adolescents' beliefs about the legitimacy of parental authority: Individual and age-related differences

Title:
Chilean adolescents' beliefs about the legitimacy of parental authority: Individual and age-related differences
Authors:
Cumsille, Patricio; Darling, Nancy ( 0000-0003-3271-8132 ) ; Flaherty, Brian P.; Martinez, M. Loreto
Abstract:
Individual and age-related differences in the patterning of adolescents’ beliefs about the legitimacy of parental authority were examined in a sample of 3425 Chilean adolescents (Mage = 15.0). During early, middle, and late adolescence, three analogous patterns of beliefs about the legitimacy of parental authority were identified using latent class analysis (LCA). Youth in the Parental Control class ceded parents legitimate control over issues in the multi-faceted and prudential domains and were relatively likely to cede parental control over the personal domain. Those in the Shared Control class differentiated the prudential from other domains. Those in the Personal Control class denied parents legitimate authority over issues in all domains. Within analogous classes, younger adolescents were more likely to grant parents legitimate authority than older adolescents. Results are consistent with prior research documenting age-related differences, but raise important questions about the normative nature of age-related change in legitimacy beliefs. The advantages of studying sub-groups and variability in the patterning of legitimacy beliefs are discussed.
Citation:
Cumsille, Patricio, Nancy Darling, Brian P. Flaherty, and M. Loreto Martinez. 2006. "Chilean adolescents' beliefs about the legitimacy of parental authority: Individual and age-related differences." International Journal of Behavioral Development 30(2): 97-106.
Publisher:
SAGE Publications / International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development
DATE ISSUED:
2006-03-01
Department:
Psychology
Type:
Article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1177/0165025406063554
Additional Links:
http://jbd.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/0165025406063554
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/601145

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dc.contributor.authorCumsille, Patricioen
dc.contributor.authorDarling, Nancyen
dc.contributor.authorFlaherty, Brian P.en
dc.contributor.authorMartinez, M. Loretoen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-10T19:16:30Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-10T19:16:30Zen
dc.date.issued2006-03-01en
dc.identifier.citationCumsille, Patricio, Nancy Darling, Brian P. Flaherty, and M. Loreto Martinez. 2006. "Chilean adolescents' beliefs about the legitimacy of parental authority: Individual and age-related differences." International Journal of Behavioral Development 30(2): 97-106.en
dc.identifier.issn0165-0254en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/601145en
dc.description.abstractIndividual and age-related differences in the patterning of adolescents’ beliefs about the legitimacy of parental authority were examined in a sample of 3425 Chilean adolescents (Mage = 15.0). During early, middle, and late adolescence, three analogous patterns of beliefs about the legitimacy of parental authority were identified using latent class analysis (LCA). Youth in the Parental Control class ceded parents legitimate control over issues in the multi-faceted and prudential domains and were relatively likely to cede parental control over the personal domain. Those in the Shared Control class differentiated the prudential from other domains. Those in the Personal Control class denied parents legitimate authority over issues in all domains. Within analogous classes, younger adolescents were more likely to grant parents legitimate authority than older adolescents. Results are consistent with prior research documenting age-related differences, but raise important questions about the normative nature of age-related change in legitimacy beliefs. The advantages of studying sub-groups and variability in the patterning of legitimacy beliefs are discussed.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherSAGE Publications / International Society for the Study of Behavioural Developmenten
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0165025406063554en
dc.relation.urlhttp://jbd.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/0165025406063554en
dc.subject.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.titleChilean adolescents' beliefs about the legitimacy of parental authority: Individual and age-related differencesen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Behavioral Developmenten
dc.identifier.volume30en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.startpage97en_US
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Behavioral Developmenten
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