Adolescents’ responses to parental regulation: The role of communication style and self-determination

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Title
Adolescents’ responses to parental regulation: The role of communication style and self-determination
Journal
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology
Author(s)
Van Petegem S., Zimmer-Gembeck M., Baudat S., Soenens B., Vansteenkiste M., Zimmermann G.
ISSN
0193-3973
Publication state
Published
Issued date
11/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
65
Pages
101073
Language
english
Abstract
This study examined whether adolescents’ perceptions and reactions to parental regulation were predicted by parents’
communication style and by adolescents’ self-determination. Adolescents (N = 294; Mage = 14.3) reported their self determination, and then read a hypothetical scenario of parental regulation of their academic behavior, whereby parents’ communication style was either autonomy-supportive or psychologically controlling. Following the scenario, adolescents reported their perceptions of the situation (i.e., autonomy satisfaction, autonomy frustration, legitimacy) and their anticipated responses (i.e., oppositional defiance, negotiation). In response to psychological control, adolescents reported less autonomy satisfaction, more autonomy frustration, less legitimacy, and more defiance. Further, adolescents higher in self-determination reported less autonomy frustration, more legitimacy, less defiance, and more negotiation. Finally, self-determination moderated two effects of communication style: adolescents low on self-determination reported less legitimacy and more defiance in response to the psychologically controlling (vs. autonomy-supportive) situation. For adolescents high on self determination, these between-vignette differences were not significant.
Keywords
autonomy, control, self-determination, communication, parenting, legitimacy
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