Bushman Published in Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Professor Brad Bushman’s article “Developmental Changes in the Relation between Youth Disclosure and Parenting Behavior: A Cohort-sequential Analysis” was published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
The study explored how children's disclosure to their parents changes as they grow into adolescence. The researchers used data from three groups of parents and found that as children get older, they tend to share less about their daily lives with their parents, regardless of gender or socioeconomic status. When parents consistently discipline their children and show less rejection, children are more likely to share information with them, especially as they become older. This suggests that parenting behaviors continue to shape the parent-child relationship during adolescence.