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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Dec 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)