ERIC Number: EJ841280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
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Intraindividual Variability in Adolescents' Perceived Relationship Satisfaction: The Role of Daily Conflict
Van Doorn, Muriel D.; Branje, Susan J. T.; Hox, Joop J.; Meeus, Wim H. J.
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v38 n6 p790-803 Jul 2009
A daily diary method was used to examine the daily dynamics of adolescent conflict and perceived relationship satisfaction with mothers, fathers, and best friends among a sample of 72 Dutch adolescents (M = 15.59 years). Multilevel analyses revealed that perceived relationship satisfaction with mothers, fathers, and best friends was lower on days on which conflict occurred with mothers, fathers, and best friends than on days on which no conflict occurred. More specifically, perceived relationship satisfaction was highest in a particular relationship on days when no conflict occurred, second highest on days on which constructive conflict occurred, and lowest on days on which unconstructive conflict occurred. Whereas in adolescents' relationships with their parents, conflict and perceived relationship satisfaction were not found to be related to each other one day later, conflict with their best friends--and especially unconstructive conflict--was found to be related to higher perceived relationship satisfaction one day later.
Descriptors: Mothers, Family Relationship, Satisfaction, Conflict, Adolescents, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship, Peer Relationship, Foreign Countries, Attitude Measures, Journal Writing
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands