Adolescence, Parentification, Poland, Prevalence
Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma
This study investigated the prevalence of parentification in a nationwide cross-sectional study. There were N = 47,984 Polish adolescents aged 12–21 (M = 15.60; SD = 1.98; female 52.7%, male 47.3%). The results indicated that more adolescents experienced emotional parentification (toward parents 35.9%; toward siblings 25.2%) as compared to instrumental parentification (toward parents 7.2%; toward siblings 15.5%), which is noteworthy, since emotional parentification is the most detrimental form of parentification in USA samples. Overall, 15.5% of the participants reported a sense of injustice related to their family caregiving roles and 61.2% reported satisfaction related to their family caregiving roles. The results are important given the dearth of prevalence studies.
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Borchet, Judyta; Hooper, Lisa M.; Tomek, Sara; Schneider, Wei S.; and Dębski, Maciej, "Parentification in Polish Adolescents: a Prevalence Study" (2021). Faculty Publications. 130.
First published in Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma (2021), by Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s40653-021-00411-8