Date of Award
Robert D. Laird
Previous research has focused on developmental trends in parent-adolescent conflict without extensively describing individual differences in conflict. The current study tested child factors, parent factors, contextual factors, and adolescence-specific factors as concurrent correlates and longitudinal predictors of parent-adolescent conflict. Participants include 218 mother-child dyads, adolescents’ mean age (11years, 11months). Parent and adolescent data was collected during the summers following the adolescents’ 5th and 6th grade years. All four groups of variables were associated with parent-adolescent conflict. The child group of factors emerged as the most consistent group of variables concurrently and longitudinally.
Melching, Jessica A. and Melching, Jessica A., "Exploring Parent-Adolescent Conflict: An Examination of Correlates and Longitudinal Predictors in Early Adolescence" (2011). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 1396.