Chelom E. Leavitt and David A. Nelson serve as equal authors on this manuscript.
Adolescent disclosure and concealment: Longitudinal and concurrent associations with aggression
Article first published online: 29 MAY 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 39, Issue 5, pages 335–345, September-October 2013
How to Cite
Leavitt, C. E., Nelson, D. A., Coyne, S. M. and Hart, C. H. (2013), Adolescent disclosure and concealment: Longitudinal and concurrent associations with aggression. Aggr. Behav., 39: 335–345. doi: 10.1002/ab.21488
- Issue published online: 10 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 29 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 APR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 29 JUN 2012
- Kennedy Center for International Studies
- College of Family, Home, Social Sciences
- Camilla Eyring Kimball Endowment
- Family Studies Center at Brigham Young University
- relational aggression;
- physical aggression;
- disclosure to parents;
- concealment from parents
This longitudinal study assessed the association between prior (preschool) and concurrent physical and relational aggression as they relate to Russian adolescents' disclosure and concealment patterns with their parents. In the initial preschool study, there were 106 boys and 106 girls (mean age = 60.24 months, SD = 7.81). Both peer nominations and teacher ratings of aggression were obtained for these children. Ten years later, the majority of these children (72.2%; n = 153) completed a longitudinal follow-up battery of assessments. Included in these measures was a self-reported measure of aggression as well as an assessment of the extent to which these adolescents disclosed to and concealed information from their parents. Separate models were estimated by gender of child for the 153 children who participated in both Time 1 and Time 2 data collections. Preschool physical aggression proved an important longitudinal predictor of adolescent disclosure and concealment for girls. Concurrently, self-rated relational aggression was also significantly associated with concealment for both boys and girls. Aggr. Behav. 39:335–345, 2013. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.