In Australia, the Australian Temperament Project has been following the life of nearly 2000 Australians since they were born in 1983. Now 23- or 24-years old, these young adults are giving some input into how they view their relationships with their parents.
Here are some interesting recent findings from the Project:
- 88 per cent of young adults said they still counted on their parents for advice and emotional support, though only 70 per cent of parents thought of themselves as still helping in that role
- 94 per cent of young people said their relationship with their parents was important to them
- 84 per cent said their parents played a major role in their lives
The most recent findings are published in in the current issue of the journal Family Matters. You can read an article about the study here.