Family Relationships as Moderators of the Association Between Romantic Relationships and Adjustment in Early Adolescence
Référence bibliographique 
Doyle, Anna-Beth, Brendgen, Mara, Markiewicz, Dorothy et Kamkar, Katy. 2003. «Family Relationships as Moderators of the Association Between Romantic Relationships and Adjustment in Early Adolescence ». Journal of Early Adolescence, vol. 23, no 3, p. 316-340.
Intentions : « The purpose of the present investigation was to examine whether family relationships thus moderated the previously established negative associations between early romantic relationships and adjustment, acting as risk factors or protective factors for young adolescents. » (p. 319)
Échantillon/Matériau : « Participants were 244 adolescents, ages 12 through 14, [...] enrolled in Grades 7 and 8 (the lowest two grades) of a large public English-language high school in an older suburb of a large Canadian city. » (p. 319)
Instruments : « Participating students completed questionnaires on family relationship [...], same-gender peer preferences, romantic relationships, and adjustment [...]. » (p. 320) Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
« The role of adolescents’ family relationships as moderators of the negative associations between early steady dating and adjustment was investigated. Two hundred forty four adolescents, 13 to 14 years old, reported on family and peer relationships (attachment security to mother and father, marital conflict, parenting style, friend nominations) and adjustment. As predicted, negative associations between early steady dating and adjustment were moderated by family factors and gender. For girls in families high in marital conflict, steady dating was associated with lower self-esteem, and in authoritarian families, with more symptoms of depression. Girls securely attached to their mother and not dating steadily had higher grades. These findings suggest that success in prior relationships contributes to adolescents’ abilities to cope with later developmental challenges. » (p. 316)