Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Parental conflict resolution styles and early adolescent adjustment : children's appraisals and emotion regulation as mediators
Authors: Siffert, Andrea
Schwarz, Beate
DOI: 10.1080/00221325.2010.503723
Published in: The Journal of Genetic Psychology
Volume(Issue): 172
Issue: 1
Pages: 21
Pages to: 39
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Routledge
ISSN: 0022-1325
Language: English
Subjects: Ehekonflikte; Jugend
Subject (DDC): 155: Differential and developmental psychology
306: Culture
Abstract: Guided by the emotional security hypothesis and the cognitive-contextual framework, the authors investigated whether the associations between negative parental conflict resolution styles and children's internalizing and externalizing problems were mediated by children's appraisals of threat and self-blame and their emotion regulation. Participants were 192 Swiss 2-parent families with children aged 9-12 years (M age = 10.62 years, SD = 0.41 years). Structural equation modeling was used to test the empirical validity of the theoretical model. Results indicated that children's maladaptive emotion regulation mediated the association between negative parental conflict resolution styles and children's internalizing as well as externalizing problems. Whereas perceived threat was related only to children's internalizing problems, self-blame did not mediate the links between negative parental conflict resolution styles and children's adjustment. Implications for understanding the mechanisms by which exposure to interparental conflict could lead to children's maladjustment and limitations of the study 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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