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The Longitudinal Linkages Among Maternal Intrusive Control, Adolescent Self-Disclosure, and Maternal Knowledge

Poster Session VII - Board: VII-106
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall

Christine M. Guasto
University of Notre Dame

Dawn M. Gondoli
University of Notre Dame

This study examined longitudinal associations among maternal intrusive control, adolescent self-disclosure, and maternal knowledge during children’s transition to adolescence. Results indicated that greater maternal intrusive control in sixth grade predicted lower adolescent self-disclosure in seventhth grade. In turn, self-disclosure predicted greater maternal knowledge in eighth grade.

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