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ERIC Number: EJ772267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-1537-4416
A Gender-Moderated Model of Family Relationships and Adolescent Adjustment
Elizur, Yoel; Spivak, Amos; Ofran, Shlomit; Jacobs, Shira
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, v36 n3 p430-441 2007
The objective of this study was to explain why adolescent girls with conduct problems (CP) are more at risk than boys to develop emotional distress (ED) in a sample composed of Israeli-born and immigrant youth from Ethiopia and the former Soviet Union (n = 305, ages 14-18). We tested a structural equation model and found a very good fit to the data for both immigrant and nonimmigrant groups. The hypothesized effects of gender, CP, and parent-child relationships on ED were significant, whereas the effect of family discord was mediated by parent-child relationships. Subsequently, we used multiple-group analyses to test the two interaction hypotheses. We found significantly higher associations between CP and family discord and between ED and negative parent-child relationships in girls compared to boys.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia; Israel; USSR