Self-Concept Clarity Across Adolescence: Longitudinal Associations With Open Communication With Parents and Internalizing Symptoms

@article{Dijk2014SelfConceptCA,
  title={Self-Concept Clarity Across Adolescence: Longitudinal Associations With Open Communication With Parents and Internalizing Symptoms},
  author={Marloes P. A. Dijk and Susan J. T. Branje and Loes Keijsers and Skyler T. Hawk and William W. Iii Hale and Wouter Meeus},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
  year={2014},
  volume={43},
  pages={1861-1876}
}
Higher self-concept clarity is related to several adjustment indices and may be promoted by open communication with parents, while problems with self-concept clarity development could enhance internalizing problems (i.e., depressive and anxiety symptoms) in adolescence. This longitudinal study examined linkages between self-concept clarity, adolescents’ open communication with parents, and adolescent depressive and anxiety symptoms. Dutch youths (N = 323; 51.1 % girls; mean age Time 1 = 13.3… CONTINUE READING
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