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ERIC Number: EJ881442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1325
Family Relationships and the Psychosocial Adjustment of School-Aged Children in Intact Families
Hakvoort, Esther M.; Bos, Henny M. W.; Van Balen, Frank; Hermanns, Jo M. A.
Journal of Genetic Psychology, v171 n2 p182-201 Apr-Jun 2010
The authors investigated whether the quality of three family relationships (i.e., marital, parent-child, sibling) in intact families are associated with each other and with children's psychosocial adjustment. Data were collected by means of maternal and child reports (N = 88) using standardized instruments (i.e., Marital Satisfaction Scale, Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire). The findings confirm associations between the marital and the parent-child relationship, and between the parent-child and the sibling relationship. Further, both father-child relationships and sibling relationships predict children's adjustment. Father-child conflicts contribute to children's problem behavior, while father-child acceptance and sibling affection contribute significantly to children's general self-esteem. However, contrary to previous studies no support was found for the association between marital relationship and sibling relationship, or for that between marital relationship quality and children's adjustment. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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