Parental Solicitation and Adolescents' Information Management: The Moderating Role of Autonomy-Supportive Parenting

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_BE9DD831AAB8
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Parental Solicitation and Adolescents' Information Management: The Moderating Role of Autonomy-Supportive Parenting
Périodique
Journal of Child and Family Studies
Auteur(s)
Baudat S., Van Petegem S., Antonietti J.-P., Zimmermann G.
ISSN
1062-1024
1573-2843
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
29
Pages
426–441
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Objectives: Parents’ knowledge of children’s activities, friends and whereabouts is widely recognized as a promotive factor for adolescents’ psychosocial adjustment. As previous research showed, this knowledge mainly depends on adolescents’ willingness to disclose information about their daily lives. Parents can actively encourage adolescents’ disclosure by initiating conversations. However, such parental solicitation for information may be perceived as intrusive, and ironically lead to more concealment. In the present study, we examined whether and under which conditions parental solicitation for information is related to adolescents’ information management, thereby examining whether adolescents’ perceptions of an autonomy-supportive (vs. controlling) parenting context moderated these associations. Methods: 351 Swiss adolescents (45.6% girls; mean age = 15.01 years) completed self-report questionnaires about their mother and their father separately. Results: Generally, parental solicitation for information was statistically significantly associated with greater disclosure. Further, perceived autonomy-supportive (vs. controlling) parenting altered some of the links between solicitation for information and adolescents’ information management strategies. Specifically, for both mothers and fathers, parental solicitation for information was respectively associated with more lies at low levels of autonomy support, and with fewer lies at high levels of autonomy support. We also found, for fathers only, that parental solicitation for information was associated with less secrecy at low levels of autonomy support. Conclusions: These findings underscore that the general parenting context in which parents solicit for information has implications for adolescents’ information management.
Mots-clé
parental solicitation, autonomy support, disclosure, secrecy, lies
Création de la notice
13/12/2019 17:06
Dernière modification de la notice
27/03/2020 7:19
Données d'usage