Relation Between Parents’ Goals and Early Adolescents’ Social Skills
Arms, Justin B., 1997--
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This project studied adolescent outcomes of different parent goals. Specifically, this project looks at whether parent centered goals and child centered goals are correlated with adolescent social skills. We broke down adolescent social skills into four different categories- assertion, cooperation, empathy, and self-control. Participants in the study were 78 7th graders and their primary caregiver (usually the child’s mother). Data was collected using questionnaires and semi-structured interviews conducted during home visits. The study failed to find significant correlations between parent centered goals and the outcome variables, as well as between child centered goals and the outcome variables. Because of this, strong conclusions were unable to be made.