Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto)
versão impressa ISSN 0103-863X
CELEN, Nermin; COK, Figen; BOSMA, Harke A. e DJURRE, H. Zijsling. Perceptions of decisional uutonomy of Turkish adolescents and their parents. Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto) [online]. 2006, vol.16, n.35, pp. 349-363. ISSN 0103-863X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-863X2006000300006.
This study attempted to investigate decisional autonomy in Turkish adolescents from 12 to 18 years. The Perspectives on Adolescent Decision Making (PADM) questionnaire was administered to 372 middle class adolescents who attend middle and high schools and to their parents. The PADM assess if adolescents decide for themselves, or parents impose restrictions or adolescents and parents have arguments about the topic. MANOVA analyzes were used. Results showed that affirmative answers increased with age. From adolescent and parents' perspectives adolescent decisional autonomy grows with age, parental control decreases, conflicts between them tended to decrease, on the perspective of parents. There was minor gender differences: girls have higher level of decisional autonomy; boys experience more conflict. Adolescents' decisional autonomy expectations tended to be higher than those of parents. Fathers' and mothers' perspectives on decisional autonomy were very similar. The results support the new family model proposed by Kaðýtçýbaþý.
Palavras-chave : Decisional Autonomy; Turkish Adolescents; Turkish Parents.