ERIC Number: ED451461
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Publication Date: 2001-Apr
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Relationship of Psychological Coping Resources and Attachment to Negative Emotions Experienced by College Students following Parental Conflict.
McCarthy, Christopher J.; Lambert, Richard G.; Seraphine, Anne E.
Family sources of stress and conflict are critical variables in the well-being of adolescents. This paper assesses the relationship of coping resources to negative emotions produced by parental conflict after controlling for social desirability; age; financial resources; and measures of parental attachment and family functioning. Undergraduate students (n=304) in a large southwestern university were given four instruments: Inventory of Parental and Peer Attachment (IPPA); Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scale II (FACES II); Coping Resources Inventory for Stress (CRIS); and Parental Conflict Emotions. Four separate models were created for: (1) male participants describing maternal conflict; (2) male participants describing parental conflict; (3) female participants describing maternal conflict; and (4) female participants describing parental conflict. The results provide support for the literature that a person's family background and coping resources are related to emotional functioning in the context of family relationships. The emergence of social desirability as a statistically significant predictor of variance at step one of each model was noted. The pattern of results with respect to female participants included more predictors emerging as statistically significant. Both family functioning and psychological coping resources were suggested as areas in which counselors could intervene. (Contains 6 tables and 32 references.) (Author/JDM)
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