Emotional autonomy versus detachment: revisiting the vicissitudes of adolescence and young adulthood.

@article{Ryan1989EmotionalAV,
  title={Emotional autonomy versus detachment: revisiting the vicissitudes of adolescence and young adulthood.},
  author={Richard M. Ryan and James H. Lynch},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1989},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={340-56}
}
3 studies reexamine Steinberg and Silverberg's construct of "emotional autonomy" (EA) in adolescent and young adult samples. We argue that rather than measuring either autonomy or independence, EA represents emotional detachment from parents. In Study 1, EA is shown to be negatively associated with early adolescents' (n = 148) reported quality of attachment to parents, but not to friends. In Study 2, EA is shown to be positively related to experienced parental rejection but largely unrelated to… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 97 extracted citations

Perceived Parental Approval and Self-Esteem in College Students

Sarah L. Skytte
2013
View 6 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Psychological need-satisfaction and subjective well-being within social groups.

The British journal of social psychology • 2002
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…