Abstract

Four models of parental identification (perceived similarity with father, perceived similarity with mother, agreement with important parental values and agreement with more trivial parental values) were constructed. The effects of several parenting behaviors (i.e., support, undifferentiated control, guilt and love withdrawl) as well as various structural variables upon the parental identification of a sample of LDS adolescent males were tested. Data were obtained from 565 adolescents and their parents and the data for each boy was linked with that of his parents.

Parental support and family religious and recreational activities were found to be the most reliable predictors of parental identification across all models. In addition, father's status variables tended to contribute while mother's parenting behaviors contributed to the explanatory power of the models.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Sociology

Rights

http://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright/

Date Submitted

1983

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm564

Keywords

Fathers, sons, Mothers, sons, Mormon youth, Interpersonal relations

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