Introduction to special issue. Careful conversations: Adolescents managing their parents' access to information

Loes Keijsers*, Robert D. Laird

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Abstract

Stattin and Kerr's (2000; Kerr & Stattin, 2000) seminal work challenged our understanding of parental monitoring, shifted attention to adolescents' agency as information managers, and pushed researchers to focus more on their measures and to think more about the interactional and relational processes that keep, or fail to keep, parents informed. Spurred by this reinterpretation of "parental monitoring", research has shifted in the last decade from a nearly exclusive focus on parents' role in socializing adolescents through monitoring their whereabouts, friendships, and activities, to a broader recognition of, and appreciation for, adolescents' active role in strategically managing their parents' access to information. This special issue showcases this new perspective by gathering a set of studies focusing collectively on a wide variety of information management strategies and exploring bidirectional links with indicators of youths' psychosocial adjustment and parent-child relationship qualities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-259
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Adolescence
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes

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