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ERIC Number: EJ813186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Conflict Resolution in Parent-Adolescent Relationships and Adolescent Delinquency
Van Doorn, Muriel D.; Branje, Susan J. T.; Meeus, Wim H. J.
Journal of Early Adolescence, v28 n4 p503-527 2008
This study examines the relation between conflict resolution styles in parent-adolescent relationships and adolescent delinquency. Questionnaires about conflict resolution styles were completed by 284 early adolescents (mean age 13.3) and their parents. Adolescents also completed a questionnaire on delinquency. Hierarchical regression analyses show that combinations of adolescents' and parents' conflict resolution styles are significantly related to delinquency. In adolescent-father relationships, the demand-withdraw pattern was found to be related to delinquency, and in adolescent-mother relationships the interaction characterized by mutual hostility was found to be related to delinquency. The results stress the interdependence of adolescents and parents in conflict resolution and demonstrate the need for investigating combinations of adolescents' and parents' conflict resolution styles. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands