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Parental expertise, trustworthiness, and accessibility: Parent-adolescent communication and adolescent risk behavior

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Guilamo-Ramos, V; Jaccard, J; Dittus, P; Bouris, AM
Published in: Journal of Marriage and Family
December 1, 2006

A communication framework of persuasion and attitude change was utilized to analyze parent-adolescent communication about adolescent risk behavior. Three parent dimensions were deemed important: (a) perceived expertise, (b) perceived trustworthiness, and (c) perceived accessibility. Data were collected in surveys from 668 mother-adolescent dyads in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in New York City (N = 668). Results showed weak correspondence between how expert, trustworthy, and accessible mothers thought they were on the one hand and how their sons and daughters characterized them on the other. All dimensions were related to how often adolescents said they talked with their mothers about a risk behavior, which, in turn, was predictive of lower levels of adolescent risk behavior. Implications for future research are discussed.

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Journal of Marriage and Family

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EISSN

1741-3737

ISSN

0022-2445

Publication Date

December 1, 2006

Volume

68

Issue

5

Start / End Page

1229 / 1246

Related Subject Headings

  • Family Studies
  • 5203 Clinical and health psychology
  • 5201 Applied and developmental psychology
  • 4410 Sociology
  • 2204 Religion and Religious Studies
  • 1701 Psychology
  • 1603 Demography
 

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Guilamo-Ramos, V., Jaccard, J., Dittus, P., & Bouris, A. M. (2006). Parental expertise, trustworthiness, and accessibility: Parent-adolescent communication and adolescent risk behavior. Journal of Marriage and Family, 68(5), 1229–1246. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-3737.2006.00325.x
Guilamo-Ramos, V., J. Jaccard, P. Dittus, and A. M. Bouris. “Parental expertise, trustworthiness, and accessibility: Parent-adolescent communication and adolescent risk behavior.” Journal of Marriage and Family 68, no. 5 (December 1, 2006): 1229–46. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-3737.2006.00325.x.
Guilamo-Ramos V, Jaccard J, Dittus P, Bouris AM. Parental expertise, trustworthiness, and accessibility: Parent-adolescent communication and adolescent risk behavior. Journal of Marriage and Family. 2006 Dec 1;68(5):1229–46.
Guilamo-Ramos, V., et al. “Parental expertise, trustworthiness, and accessibility: Parent-adolescent communication and adolescent risk behavior.” Journal of Marriage and Family, vol. 68, no. 5, Dec. 2006, pp. 1229–46. Scopus, doi:10.1111/j.1741-3737.2006.00325.x.
Guilamo-Ramos V, Jaccard J, Dittus P, Bouris AM. Parental expertise, trustworthiness, and accessibility: Parent-adolescent communication and adolescent risk behavior. Journal of Marriage and Family. 2006 Dec 1;68(5):1229–1246.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of Marriage and Family

DOI

EISSN

1741-3737

ISSN

0022-2445

Publication Date

December 1, 2006

Volume

68

Issue

5

Start / End Page

1229 / 1246

Related Subject Headings

  • Family Studies
  • 5203 Clinical and health psychology
  • 5201 Applied and developmental psychology
  • 4410 Sociology
  • 2204 Religion and Religious Studies
  • 1701 Psychology
  • 1603 Demography