Title: Does the importance of parent and peer relationships for adolescents’ life satisfaction vary across cultures?
Authors : Schwarz, Beate
Mayer, Boris
Trommsdorff, Gisela
Ben-Arieh, Asher
Friedlmeier, Mihaela
Lubiewska, Katarzina
Mishra, Ramesh
Peltzer, Karl
Published in : Journal of Early Adolescence
Volume(Issue) : 32
Issue : 1
Pages : 55
Pages to: 80
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Sage
Issue Date: 2012
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Parent-adolescent relationship; Cross-cultural; Family value; Life satisfaction; Peer relationship
Subject (DDC) : 155: Differential and developmental psychology
306: Culture
Abstract: This study investigated whether the associations between (a) the quality of the parent-child relationship and peer acceptance and (b) early adolescents’ life satisfaction differed depending on the importance of family values in the respective culture. As part of the Value of Children Study, data from a subsample of N = 1,034 adolescents (58% female, M age = 13.62 years, SD = 0.60 years) from 11 cultures was analyzed. Multilevel analyses revealed a positive relation between parental admiration and adolescents’ life satisfaction independent of cultural membership. Further, the higher the importance of family values in a culture, the weaker was the positive effect of peer acceptance on adolescents’ life satisfaction. The results highlight the universal importance of parental warmth and support in adolescence and underline the effect of culturally shared family values on the role of peer acceptance for adolescent development.
Departement: Angewandte Psychologie
Organisational Unit: Psychological Institute (PI)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1177/0272431611419508
ISSN: 0272-4316
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/8566
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Angewandte Psychologie

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