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The Influence of Parents and Peers during Adolescence: The Situation Hypothesis Revisited
Lyle E. Larson
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 34, No. 1 (Feb., 1972), pp. 67-74
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/349631
Page Count: 8
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Previous research has shown that youth tend to follow parental wishes in future oriented situations and peer wishes in current oriented situations. This paper evaluates this assumption and explores the utility of differing types of situations in measuring the parent and peer orientations of youth. It is found that (a) the content of the situation is more important in the choice of courses of action than the pressures of either parents or peers, and (b) parent-peer orientations have a systematic, but minimal influence, on choice.
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