This is an important attribute for any authority figure to possess, as the parent does not have to rely on a system of rewards and punishments to control behaviour, and the child is more likely to follow the rules when the parent is not physically present," said Rick Trinkner, a doctoral candidate at UNH and the lead researcher.
What does AF stand for?
AF stands for Authority Figure
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Camp Serenity, where he works with childhood burn survivors, gives Russel a welcome break from harassment by homophobic high school jocks, but presents its own challenges: love triangles, misunderstandings with friends, bratty ten-year-olds and the demands of Russel's first try at being an authority figure.
The traditional authority figure was supposed to defend the community even to death.
Deference to Authority Figures Age and intelligence are revered.
Finally, historical experiences with racism and discrimination may contribute to a cultural mistrust of authority figures such as school personnel (Cartledge & Middleton, 1996).
Many professions, but especially medicine, emphasize the need for control, the need to appear to be an authority figure with all the answers.