Self-concept and perception of early mother and father behavior in normal and antisocial adolescents
2004 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, E-ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 45, no 5, 437-447 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study examines the self-concept and perceptions of early parental behavior in a group of 277 normal adolescents with respect to differences in age (12–18 years) and gender. A group of 30 antisocial adolescents of similar age (13–19 years) were included as a comparison group. The study was a cross-sectional questionnaire study and the Swedish translation of the Structural Analysis of Social Behavior (SASB) introject and mother/father questionnaires were used as measures of self- and parental concepts. Multivariate analyses of variance show that the normal adolescent self-concept and perception of early parental behavior are positive and that there are no age or gender differences. The early behavior of the mother is perceived more positively than that of the father. A positive self-concept is related to a positive perception of the parent's early behavior. The antisocial group of adolescents shows a more autonomous and negative self-concept and more negative perception of early parental behaviors. This was true especially in the group of antisocial girls. The conclusion from the study is that there is no evidence of a chaotic self-concept or tumultuous changes in the perceptions of early parental behavior during normal adolescence, but that an antisocial way of life might be reflected in a more negative and autonomous self-concept and in more negative perceptions of early parental behavior during adolescence.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley Interscience , 2004. Vol. 45, no 5, 437-447 p.
self-concept, early parental behavior, adolescence, normal, antisocial, SASB
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-3458DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2004.00425.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-3458DiVA: diva2:142164