Adolescents' perceptions of family responsibility-taking

Stephanie Taylor, Tiffany Field, Regina Yando, Ketty P. Gonzalez, Jeff Harding, David Lasko, Cynthia Mueller, Debra Bendell

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A scale was developed to solicit adolescents' perceptions of their family responsibility-taking (defined as helping out and being supportive). Four hundred adolescents were administered this scale together with self-report measures of intimacy with parents and peers as well as other psychological variables (self-esteem, depression, risk-taking, and drug use). The results revealed that adolescents who felt they assumed more family responsibility reported less depression, more intimate relationships with their parents, and higher self-esteem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)969-976
Number of pages8
Issue number128
StatePublished - Dec 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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