Adolescents' Interaction with Parents and Friends: Dialectics of Temporal Perspective and Evaluation

  title={Adolescents' Interaction with Parents and Friends: Dialectics of Temporal Perspective and Evaluation},
  author={William K. Rawlins and Melissa R. Holl},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  pages={27 - 46}
This research investigated the management of interaction with parents and friends as described by thirty-two high school juniors in open-ended interviews. An interpretive analysis of the respondents' remarks identified two dialectical principles informing their decisions to talk with parents and/or friends. The dialectic of historical perspective and contemporary experience regards opposing temporal orientations by parents and friends towards adolescent activities. The dialectic of judgement… 
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