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Title: Mother Disclosure, Child Disclosure and Child Outcomes within a Domain Specific Approach
Authors: Chaparro, Maria Paula
Advisor: Grusec, Joan
Department: Psychology
Keywords: Disclosure
Issue Date: 16-Dec-2010
Abstract: Seventy seven mothers and their 12-14 year old children participated in a study exploring the role of maternal disclosure on children's disclosure and on positive child outcomes. Disclosure was examined in two domains: protection (referring to worries and distressing situations) and control (referring to values and proper behavior), and two child outcomes were assessed for each domain: empathy and prosocial behavior (protection), and compliance and conduct problems (control). Maternal disclosure facilitated children’s protection disclosure only if children liked this disclosure. Maternal control disclosure predicted compliance only for children who liked this form of disclosure, and maternal protection disclosure predicted compliance only for children who disclosed about their own worries and concerns. Motivations behind disclosure were also assessed, revealing that mothers disclose to their child as a means of teaching behaviors and to encouraging disclosure, whereas children disclose to seek advice and comfort.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25451
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