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NCJ Number: 121511 Find in a Library
Title: Adolescents' Compliance-Resistance: Effects of Parents' Compliance Strategy and Gender
Journal: Adolescence  Volume:14  Issue:95  Dated:(Fall 1989)  Pages:595-621
Author(s): K D White; J C Pearson; L Flint
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 27
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This investigation determined the choice of compliance-resisting behaviors by adolescents on the basis of compliance-gaining strategy, gender of parent, and gender of adolescent.
Abstract: One hundred eighteen 9th- through 12th-grade students from a southeastern Ohio high school (33 ninth graders, 34 sophomores, 26 juniors, 25 seniors; 60 males, 58 females) identified resistance strategies they would use when confronted with five compliance-gaining techniques: manipulation, nonnegotiation, emotional appeal, personal rejection, and empathic understanding. Each compliance-gaining technique was associated with a specific parent and a specific resistance strategy, based on the adolescent's, and parent's gender. Male and female adolescents and parents respond differently to conflict. Adolescents are more likely to use identity management with their mothers and justification with their fathers. Female adolescents are more likely to use identity management than are males, while males are more likely to use nonnegotiation and negotiation. Nonnegotiation occurs, in descending order of frequency, from son to mother, son to father, daughter to father, and daughter to mother. It should be noted that the study was based on what the adolescents believed they would do in the given situations. Appendix describes ten stimulus situations. Compliance-gaining and resistance strategies are defined and elaborated. 6 tables, 106 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Adolescent attitudes
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitude scales; Domestic relations; Ohio; Psychological theories
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