AUTHOR : 박영신
INFORMATION : page. 29~47 / 2015 Vol.22 No.2
Differences in middle and high school adolescents’ self-disclosure and strategies for information management with parents and its relationship to parenting behavior were examined in prudential, multifaceted, and personal domains. Participants consisted of 109 male and 131 female students. An obligation to disclose, actual disclosure about their activities to parents, justifications for nondisclosure, and strategies for information management were measured by self-disclosure questionnaire. Maternal support, behavioral control and psychological control were measured by parenting behavior scale. The results were as follows. First, middle school students felt more of an obligation to disclose than high school students only in the prudential domain. Second, middle school students disclosed more than high school students in all three domains. Third, adolescents justified nondisclosure in terms of parental disapproval in the prudential domain and personal choices in the other two domains. Fourth, adolescents mostly used the strategy of telling if they were asked. Fifth, maternal support and behavioral control showed positive correlations with obligation to disclose, actual disclosure, and the use of the strategies of telling all and telling if asked. However, psychological control showed negative correlations with obligation to disclose, actual disclosure, and the use of the strategy of telling if asked only in the personal domain. This study provided the basic information about middle and high school adolescents’ self-disclosure and strategies for information management with parents and found that Korean adolescents' self-disclosure and information management with parents were fairly consistent with those of adolescents from other countries.