ERIC Number: ED423488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Structural Model of Coping, Attachment, and Emotions with Parental Conflict.
Lambert, Richard G.; McCarthy, Christopher J.; Mejia, Olga L.; Liu, Hsin-tine T.; Wolter, Christienne D.
Family sources of stress and conflict are important variables in the well-being of children, adolescents, and young adults. In this study, current models of stress are contrasted with earlier versions, definitions are reviewed, and ambiguities in conceptualization are brought out. Current research on affective information processing is thought to hold considerable promise for understanding the links between cognitions and emotions in families experiencing conflict. A comprehensive model is suggested that attempts to explain the importance of constructs such as family functioning and coping for appraisals of parental conflict and subsequent emotional response. The model tested includes several constructs thought to measure family conflict experiences. Specifically, this study explores the potential role of family functioning, coping resources, and attitudes about mood in influencing cognitive appraisals of family conflict and subsequent emotional responses among college students (N=609). A rationale for the inclusion of these constructs is provided, and additional measures are described. Results are reported and discussed. Further modeling strategies are described, and the resulting model is discussed. (Contains 2 figures, 3 tables, and 105 references.) (EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (106th, San Francisco, CA, August 14-18, 1998).