Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Marital conflict and early adolescents’ self-evaluation : the role of parenting quality and early adolescents’ appraisals
Authors : Siffert, Andrea
Schwarz, Beate
Stutz, Melanie
et. al : No
DOI : 10.1007/s10964-011-9703-1
Published in : Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Volume(Issue) : 41
Issue : 6
Pages : 749
Pages to: 763
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Springer
ISSN: 0047-2891
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 158: Applied psychology
306: Culture
Abstract: Cognitive appraisals and family dynamics have been identified as mediators of the relationship between marital conflict and children's adjustment. Surprisingly little research has investigated both meditational processes in the same study. Guided by the cognitive-contextual framework and the spillover hypothesis, the present study integrated factors from both theories early adolescents' appraisals of threat and self-blame, as well as perceived parenting quality as mediators of the link between early adolescents' perception of marital conflict and their self-evaluations (self-esteem and scholastic competence). Analyses were based on the first two waves of an ongoing longitudinal study. Participants were 176 two-parent families, and their early adolescents (50.5% girls) whose mean age was 10.61 years at Time 1 (SD =0.40) and 11.63 years at Time 2 (SD=0.39). Structural equation modeling analyses indicated that parenting quality and early adolescents' perceived threat provided indirect pathways between marital conflict and early adolescents' self-esteem 1 year later when controlling for their initial level of self-esteem. With respect to scholastic competence, only fathers' parenting was an indirect link. Self-blame did not play a role. Implications for understanding the mechanisms by which exposure to marital conflict predicts early adolescents' maladjustment are discussed.
Fulltext version : Published version
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Applied Psychology
Organisational Unit: Psychological Institute (PI)
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