Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
Human Development, Consumer and Family Sciences
This study investigated factors associated with parent-adolescent communication. The participants in this study were 342 high school students from South Dakota and 416 from California. Analyses were performed to assess how age, religious participation, family cohesion, family flexibility, birth order, ethnicity, divorce (family structure), and income are related to parent-child communication. The results of this study show that family cohesion, family flexibility, divorce, and ethnicity are significantly related to parent-child communication. More specifically, it was found that family cohesion and flexibility have a significant and positive relationship with parent-child communication, whereas divorce has a significant and negative relationship with it. Furthermore, the findings show that ethnicity has a significant relationship with communication between parent and child.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Parent and teenager Interpersonal communication in adolescence Communication in families
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Kim, Sang Hyun, "Factors Associated with Parent-Adolescent Communication" (2006). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 566.