skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 120220 Find in a Library
Title: Experimentation and Control in Family, School, and Youth Movement (From Social World of Adolescents: International Perspectives, P 229-244, 1989, Klaus Hurrelmann and Uwe Engel, eds. -- See NCJ-120206)
Author(s): T Rapoport
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Walter de Gruyter & Co
1 Berlin 30, Germany United
Grant Number: 88-01-014
Sale Source: Walter de Gruyter & Co
Genthiner Str 13
1 Berlin 30,
Germany (Unified)
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: West Germany (Former)
Annotation: Socialization processes in Israeli family, school, and youth movement settings were analyzed using a two-dimensional model of experimentation and control.
Abstract: The study sample consisted of 1,433 Jewish Israeli adolescents who were members of five different youth movements covering the religious and sociopolitical spectrum of Israeli society. Subjects' average age was 13.9 years, 58 percent of the sample were females, and subjects came predominantly from urban, middle-class settings. Findings confirmed that experimentation and control dimensions were independent and coexisting within the three socialization contexts. These contexts differed, however, in the extent to which they generated socialization patterns. The school seemed to react more to constant pressures for high achievement and expertise. The family encouraged negotiation and autonomy which served to enhance family unit solidarity and help members shape personal identities. The youth movement was characterized by relaxed control, a finding that may be related to its flexible structure and high level of expressivity. Dimensions of experimentation and control appear to be both useful and parsimonious for the comparative analysis of socialization processes in different cultures, life stages, and social classes. 51 references, 3 tables, 1 figure.
Main Term(s): Juvenile social adjustment
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Israel; Parent-Child Relations; Socialization; Sociological analyses
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.