Mother knows best: Psychological control, child disclosure, and maternal knowledge in emerging adulthood

@article{Urry2011MotherKB,
  title={Mother knows best: Psychological control, child disclosure, and maternal knowledge in emerging adulthood},
  author={Shirene A. Urry and Larry J. Nelson and Laura M. Padilla-Walker},
  journal={Journal of Family Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={17},
  pages={157 - 173}
}
Abstract Although perceived parental knowledge of children’s behaviors, whereabouts, and companions in emerging adulthood has been linked with less engagement in risk behaviors [Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37 (2008) 847–859], much remains unknown about how parents gain this knowledge during this time period. Because parents tend to have less direct control over their children’s comings and goings in emerging adulthood, child disclosure may play a particularly important role in the… Expand
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