Young, middle, and late adolescents' comparisons of the functional importance of five significant relationships

  title={Young, middle, and late adolescents' comparisons of the functional importance of five significant relationships},
  author={Jacques D. Lempers and Dania S. Clark-Lempers},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
The present study investigated how young (11–13-year-old), middle (14–16-year-old), and late (17–19-year-old) adolescents compared the relative functional importance of their relationships with their mother, their father, their most important sibling, their best same-sex friend, and their most important teacher. Mothers and fathers were perceived as highly important sources of affection, instrumental aid, and reliable alliance by all adolescents; however, the parent-adolescent child… 

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