The present study examined the relationship between post-divorce interparental conflict and adolescent attitudes about marriage, as well as how maternal disclosures and adolescent gender may moderate that relationship.
Respondents were 194 mother-adolescent pairs, recruited from divorce records in central and southern Arizona, with the age of the adolescents ranging from 11 to 17 years (M = 14 years, 5 months; SD = 21 months).
Possible reasons for the gender difference in the moderating effect of maternal disclosures about finances, as well as directions for future research, are discussed.
TY - JOURT1 - Post-divorce interparental conflict and adolescents' attitudes about marriage T2 - Journal of Divorce and Remarriage AU - Peltz Dennison, Renée AU - Koerner, Susan Silverberg PY - 2006/5/31Y1 - 2006/5/31N2 - The present study examined the relationship between post-divorce interparental conflict and adolescent attitudes about marriage, as well as how maternal disclosures and adolescent gender may moderate that relationship.
Violence behavior in adolescents is a fundamental problem commonly encountered in todays world.
When the literature is reviewed, it is seen that there is a great amount of research conducted on the issue.
Abstract The aim of this research is to investigate interparental conflict, peer and media effects and its direct relationship with the violence behaviour of adolescents and the mediator role of attitudes towards violence.
The results revealed that the effects of continuing interparental conflict following divorce on adolescent functioning cannot be isolated from the adolescent's relationship with the noncustodial father.At the same time, children may develop maladjusted social information processing.Children may develop a propensity to view environmental clues as hostile and the world as full of conflicts.Kepenkçi and Çinkir (2005) reported that 35.5% of the high school students in Turkey resort to violence at least once in a school year.Alikasifoglu, Ercan, Erginöz, Uysal, and Kaymak Deniz (2004) conducted a study in Istanbul to investigate the prevalence of displaying violence behavior among high school students and they reported that 42% (n=1720) of the students were involved in at least one fight in previous year.Different from developmental features of children and societal environmental factors (e.g.being subjected to continuous environmental stress), experiences both in peer groups and families have a very important role in the development of violence behavior (Avci & Güçray, 2010; Brendgen, Vitaro, Tremblay, & Wanner, 2002; Peksaygih & Güre, 2008).The child may regard aggressiveness as an appropriate method of conflict management and develop poor problem solving capacity and destructive conflict resolution skills (Grych & Fincham, 1990).Parents are expected to be the most prominent role models in the development of childrens social behaviors.This study draws on the family systems concepts of triangulation and wholism to investigate how interparental conflict may affect adolescents' psychological adjustment.An ethnically and socioeconomically diverse sample ( = 388) of 14- to 18-year-olds completed measures of interparental conflict, family relationships, internalizing problems, and externalizing problems.