ERIC Number: EJ874073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Troubled Ruminations about Parents: Conceptualization and Validation with Emerging Adults
Schwartz, Seth J.; Finley, Gordon E.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v88 n1 p80-91 Win 2010
This study was designed to introduce the construct of troubled ruminations about parents and to develop a brief screening instrument. An ethnically diverse sample of 1,376 university students completed the instrument and other measures of psychosocial functioning. Troubled ruminations about mothers and fathers were related to self-esteem, life satisfaction, psychological distress, and romantic relationship problems, and less strongly to purpose in life, friendship quality, and friendships satisfaction. Implications for counseling and future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Friendship, College Students, Correlation, Counseling, Construct Validity, Test Construction, Student Attitudes, Self Esteem, Late Adolescents, Screening Tests, Psychological Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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