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Mother-adolescent conflict and relationship quality in youth with and without behavior problems

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2006
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Adolescence is a period of significant changes in relationships with mothers, specifically parent-adolescent conflict increases from childhood into adulthood. The present investigation is designed to address these differences by using adolescent and mother reports of conflict and relationship quality. The investigation addresses four research questions. (1) Do characteristics of conflict with mothers differ for adolescents with and without clinical problems? (2) Do perceptions of mother-child relationship quality differ for adolescents with and without clinical problems? (3) Do family characteristics moderate differences between clinical and nonclinical youth in motherchild of conflict? (4) Do family characteristics moderate differences between clinical and nonclinical youth in mother-child relationship quality? The results demonstrated that the clinical group reported more conflicts, greater affect, and less post-conflict interaction than those of the nonclinical group. The clinical group reported higher negativity than the nonclinical group. In addition, levels of positivity were higher for the nonclinical group than for the clinical group.
Title: Mother-adolescent conflict and relationship quality in youth with and without behavior problems.
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Name(s): Prata, Paloma Lopez
Laursen, Brett, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2006
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 67 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Adolescence is a period of significant changes in relationships with mothers, specifically parent-adolescent conflict increases from childhood into adulthood. The present investigation is designed to address these differences by using adolescent and mother reports of conflict and relationship quality. The investigation addresses four research questions. (1) Do characteristics of conflict with mothers differ for adolescents with and without clinical problems? (2) Do perceptions of mother-child relationship quality differ for adolescents with and without clinical problems? (3) Do family characteristics moderate differences between clinical and nonclinical youth in motherchild of conflict? (4) Do family characteristics moderate differences between clinical and nonclinical youth in mother-child relationship quality? The results demonstrated that the clinical group reported more conflicts, greater affect, and less post-conflict interaction than those of the nonclinical group. The clinical group reported higher negativity than the nonclinical group. In addition, levels of positivity were higher for the nonclinical group than for the clinical group.
Identifier: FA00000812 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2006.
Note(s): Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Subject(s): Mother and child
Child psychopathology
Interpersonal relations in adolescence
Adolescent psychology
Parent and teenager--Cross-cultural studies
Identity (Psychology)
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