Within-family conflict behaviors as predictors of conflict in adolescent romantic relations
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Continuity in conflict behaviors from (a) adolescents' behavior with parents and their behavior with romantic partners and (b) from parents' marriage to adolescents' romantic relationships were examined in a sample of 58 mother-father-adolescent families and the adolescents' romantic partners. The social relations model was used to analyze within-family reports of own and partner conflict behavior. Mother-father consensus about adolescents' use of physical aggression was associated with romantic partners' reports of adolescents' physical aggression. Less functional behaviors observed during observed marital conflict were associated with a range of less functional conflict behaviors in adolescents' observed interactions with romantic partners, including withdrawal, verbal aggression, negativity, ineffective problem solving, and low cohesion. Within-family conflict and methodological issues in the use of partner and self-reports of conflict behaviors are discussed.

Author(s): 
Darling, Nancy
Cohan, Catherine L.
Burns, Andrew
Thompson, Louisa
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Adolescence
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Adolesc
Publication Date: 
2008-12
Publication Year: 
2008
Pages: 
671-690
Volume: 
31
Issue: 
6
ISSN: 
0140-1971
DOI: 
10.1016/j.adolescence.2008.10.003
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 18992935

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Nancy Darling, Catherine L. Cohan, Andrew Burns and Louisa Thompson. 2008-12. "Within-family conflict behaviors as predictors of conflict in adolescent romantic relations." Journal of Adolescence 31: 6: 671-690. 10.1016/j.adolescence.2008.10.003.

Wikipedia Citation

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