Adolescents’ Self-Disclosure to Parents Across Cultures: Who Discloses and Why

  title={Adolescents’ Self-Disclosure to Parents Across Cultures: Who Discloses and Why},
  author={Sally B. Hunter and Brian K. Barber and Joseph A. Olsen and Clea A McNeely and Krishna Bose},
  journal={Journal of Adolescent Research},
  pages={447 - 478}
Much attention has been given to self-disclosure as an important component of parent—adolescent relationships. The authors address gaps in the current literature via a multimethod, multicultural design, interviewing 120 adolescents in Costa Rica, Thailand, and South Africa about their reasons for disclosing to parents, and then constructing items to represent the essence of the interview data and administering these items (along with measures of the parent—adolescent relationship and adolescent… Expand

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