ERIC Number: EJ938657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Reciprocal Associations between Family and Peer Conflict in Adolescents' Daily Lives
Chung, Grace H.; Flook, Lisa; Fuligni, Andrew J.
Child Development, v82 n5 p1390-1396 Sep-Oct 2011
Using a daily diary method, this study assessed daily episodes of family and peer conflict among 578 adolescents in the 9th grade to examine potential bidirectional associations between the family and peer domains. Adolescents completed a daily diary checklist at the end of each day over a 14-day period to report events of conflict and their emotional states for a given day. Overall, the within-person models provided evidence for the bidirectional nature of family peer linkages across gender and ethnicity. Adolescents experienced more peer conflict on days in which they argued with parents or other family members, and vice versa. Effect of family conflict further spilled over into peer relationships the next day and 2 days later, whereas peer conflict predicted only the following day family conflict. Adolescents' emotional distress partially explained these short-term spillovers between family and peer conflict.
Descriptors: Conflict, Peer Relationship, Adolescents, Correlation, Family Relationship, Diaries, Check Lists, Prediction, Emotional Disturbances
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