Adolescent’s views of their relations with their parents
Γονείς και έφηβοι -- Parenting of teenagers -- Έφηβοι -- Adolescents --
Ελληνική Ψυχολογική Εταιρεία
The aim of this study was to portray various aspects of the way the Greek adolescents view their relations with their parents. The sample consisted of 123boys and 152 girls aged 13-17 years. Adolescents were asked to characterise their parents as authoritative, authoritarian, or permissive and to evaluate various aspects of their family life with their parents. They were also asked to report on the frequency of conflicts with their parents and the emotional climate of their home. Results indicate that the vast majority of adolescents characterised their parents as authoritative, while less than one tenth characterised them as authoritarian. There were slight differences due to the gender of both parents and adolescents. The aspects of life that most often evoke conflicts between adolescents and their parents are: Adolescents' performance at school, staying out late, and use of language. Finally, the majority of adolescents reported that they consider they get along quite well with their parents.