Young adult romantic relationships: the role of parents' marital problems and relationship efficacy
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Young adult romantic relationships
Abstract: 

This study examined the link between parental divorce and marital conflict and young adult romantic relationships, and it tested whether offspring efficacy beliefs and conflict mediate this association. Young adults (N=358) provided data at three time points each separated by 7-week intervals. Results from structural equation modeling demonstrated that (a) parents' marital conflict, rather than parental divorce, was associated with offspring conflict behavior; (b) relationship efficacy mediated this association; and (c) conflict behavior, in turn, mediated the association between efficacy beliefs and the quality of offspring romantic relationships. These findings are discussed in terms of their implications for understanding the impact of parents' marital problems on romantic relationships in young adulthood. Their implications for preventive interventions and future research are also outlined.

Author(s): 
Cui, Ming
Fincham, Frank D.
Pasley, B. Kay
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
Journal Abbreviation: 
Pers Soc Psychol Bull
Publication Date: 
2008-09
Publication Year: 
2008
Pages: 
1226-1235
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
9
ISSN: 
0146-1672
DOI: 
10.1177/0146167208319693
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 18559952

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Ming Cui, Frank D. Fincham and B. Kay Pasley. 2008-09. "Young adult romantic relationships: the role of parents' marital problems and relationship efficacy." Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin 34: 9: 1226-1235. 10.1177/0146167208319693.

Wikipedia Citation

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