Patterns of family interaction and adolescent sex role concepts

Gail B. Werrbach, Harold D Grotevant, Catherine R. Cooper

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Abstract

This study examined the relationship between patterns of family interaction and adolescent development of sex role concepts. Sixty-six families of high school seniors completed a measure of daily family activities and a Plan Something Together Task, used to measure individuation in family communication. Adolescents' responses on the sex roles section of the Ego Identity Interview were coded to reflect Block's theory of the stages of development of sex role concepts. Results indicated gender differences in the development of sex role concepts as related to distinctive patterns of family communication and daily activity with the adolescents' mothers and fathers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)609-623
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Youth and Adolescence
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1992

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