Individual differences in early adolescents' beliefs in the legitimacy of parental authority.

@article{Kuhn2011IndividualDI,
  title={Individual differences in early adolescents' beliefs in the legitimacy of parental authority.},
  author={Emily S. Kuhn and Robert D. Laird},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={1353-65}
}
Adolescents differ in the extent to which they believe that parents have legitimate authority to impose rules restricting adolescents' behavior. The purpose of the current study was to test predictors of individual differences in legitimacy beliefs during the middle school years. Annually, during the summers following Grades 5, 6, and 7, early adolescents (n = 218; 51% female, 47% African American, 73% in 2-parent homes) reported their beliefs regarding the legitimacy of parents' rules that… CONTINUE READING