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ERIC Number: EJ902931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0011-0000
Parental Attachment, Interparental Conflict, and Young Adults' Emotional Adjustment
Ross, Jennifer; Fuertes, Jairo
Counseling Psychologist, v38 n8 p1050-1077 Nov 2010
This study extends Engels et al.'s model of emotional adjustment to young adults and includes the constructs of interparental conflict and conflict resolution. Results indicate that parental attachment is better conceived as a two-factor construct of mother and father attachment and that although attachment to both mothers and fathers directly predicts emotional adjustment, the mechanisms that mediate these relationships differ. Attachment to fathers was found to be predictive of better social skills, which in turn promoted greater relational competence, and better emotional adjustment. Attachment to mothers was found to be predictive of better conflict resolution behavior, which in turn promoted greater relational competence, and better emotional adjustment. These results are discussed along with recommendations for practice and future research. (Contains 3 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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