Parent-Adolescent Relationships: Anticipations and Dyadic Interactions During the Transition to High School

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Parent-Adolescent Relationships: Anticipations and Dyadic Interactions During the Transition to High School

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dc.contributor.advisor Lollis, Susan
dc.contributor.author Kear, Emily
dc.date 2011-08-12
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-23T19:14:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-23T19:14:11Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/2854
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this thesis was to examine parent-adolescent relationships during the transition to high school. Fourteen parent-adolescent dyads from two Canadian cities completed the study. At pre-transition (Time 1) and post-transition (Time 2) to high school, each dyad was video-recorded engaging in a conversation together about various topics related to the school transition. Content analysis was conducted to explore parents’ and adolescents’ pre-transition anticipations of how their relationship would be in high school. State space grid analysis was used to investigate whether there were changes in the structure or emotional content of parent-adolescent dyadic interactions between pre-transition and post-transition to high school. Results showed that parents and adolescents expressed relationship anticipations of stability, change, or uncertainty. Additionally, no statistically significant differences were found in the structure or emotional content of parent-adolescent interactions, suggesting that the high school transition does not appear to disrupt how parents and adolescents interact together. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Parent-Adolescent Relationships en_US
dc.subject High School Transition en_US
dc.subject Dyadic Interactions en_US
dc.subject State Space Grid Analysis en_US
dc.title Parent-Adolescent Relationships: Anticipations and Dyadic Interactions During the Transition to High School en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Family Relations and Applied Nutrition en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition en_US


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