PO057: Content of Adolescent Disclosure and Relations to Parent-Adolescent Attachment

Friday, February 21, 2014 11:30 AM–1:00 PM


This research project examined what adolescents disclose to their parents and how attachment to the parent relates to this disclosure. The researchers developed a self-report measure of adolescents’ disclosure to parents and found differences in what adolescents disclose and negative relations between disclosure and attachment avoidance and anxiety. Session attendees will see the results of this study and learn implications for research on parent-adolescent relations.


Lynda M. Kasky-Hernandez, Illinois State University, Normal, IL; Dr. Jeffrey Kahn, Illinois State University, Normal, IL