Vol. 7 No. 9 September, 2022

Conceptualizing Adolescents’ Autonomy: Parental Support and Adolescent’s Perception

This study explores a qualitative understanding regarding Vietnamese adolescents and parents’ conception of autonomy and perception of parental autonomy support. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with students at a middle school in Ho Chi Minh City and their parents respectively. The results indicate that Vietnamese adolescents and parents perceived autonomy as responsibility, self-expression, self-sufficient and decision making.