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By Ken J. Rotenberg

To be identified and to grasp others are crucial elements of social interplay. Disclosing own details and perceiving it in others are all features of an individual's adventure. Many difficulties on the leading edge of our times--such as divorce, AIDS, rape, and baby abuse--challenge our knowing of what may still and shouldn't be informed. This well timed quantity offers the newest advancements within the research of disclosure strategies. It brings jointly concerns as varied as loneliness, ethical improvement, relatives remedy, and baby abuse right into a noticeable entire that might turn out a useful contribution to the sector.

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Roughly 50% of the comparisons found girls disclosing more than boys. , Rivenbark, 1971). 7. How does the relative extent of self-disclosure to parents versus peers change across childhood and adolescence? There was consistent evidence of a shift toward greater disclosure to friends than to parents that occurs during early adolescence. For children younger than 11 years, 95% of the comparisons indicated that there was greater or equal disclosure to parents compared with friends. Early adolescence (12 to 14 years) appears to be a period of transition, with 36% of the comparisons showing greater disclosure to parents than friends, and 28% showing greater disclosure to friends than parents.

Both of these sets of concerns undergo important transformations during childhood and adolescence. In early childhood, cognitive and social constraints lead children to believe that standards of "good" and "bad" are set down by adult authorities (Piaget, 1932). As children's cognitive abilities mature and their social experiences broaden, they come to be more concerned about the wider systems of social and cultural conventions that bear on standards of conduct and moral values (Kohlberg & Gilligan, 1972).

In the 12- to 14-years column). When attempting to summarize these results, it quickly became apparent that only a few meaningful conclusions could be drawn about main effects because they were almost always substantially qualified by two-, three-, and even four-way interactions. Rather than discuss separately all possible higher-order interactions, we limited our discussion to those that seemed to be of greatest conceptual interest. 2. Tabulation of significant differences in self-disclosure Age period (years) Relationship/effect Same-sex friend Increase with age Sex 6-8 9-11 12-14 15-17 18-20 M F 1/1 1/1 0/3 7/11 9/12 10/17 15/23 17/23 25/28 10/17 10/17 15/17 1/5 1/5 7/8 M F 0/1 0/1 1/2 1/2 1/3 3/4 4/4 3/6 3/3 3/3 4/6 1/1 1/1 1/3 0/3 0/3 3/8 3/11 3/11 6/17 4/13 5/13 7/12 1/3 2/3 2/5 M F 0/3 0/3 1/5 3/11 4/11 9/16 4/13 3/13 8/13 1/4 1/4 4/6 M F 3/8 5/8 6/18 15/19 4/13 13/13 4/8 8/8 Female > male Opposite-sex friend Increase with age Female > male Mother Decrease with age M F 0/1 Female > male Father Decrease with age Male > female Mother vs.

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