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ERIC Number: EJ806252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1050-8392
Mother-Adolescent Conflict: Adolescent Goals, Maternal Perspective-Taking, and Conflict Intensity
Lundell, Leah J.; Grusec, Joan E.; McShane, Kelly E.; Davidov, Maayan
Journal of Research on Adolescence, v18 n3 p555-571 Sep 2008
Younger and older adolescents were interviewed about their goals in recent disagreements with their mothers. Six goals were identified: instrumental (simply gaining their immediate desire); dyadic concern; achieving emotional support; autonomy; dominance; and nonengagement (avoidance of conflict). Younger adolescents reported significantly more instrumental and significantly fewer emotional support and dominance goals than did older adolescents. Maternal perspective-taking predicted more dyadic concern and fewer dominance goals, as well as more nonengagement goals for younger adolescents. Dominance goals mediated the effect of maternal dyadic perspective-taking on conflict intensity for older adolescents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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