The Role of Adolescent-Parent Attachment and Conflict Resolution Strategies in Late Adolescents’ Romantic Relationships

The Role of Adolescent-Parent Attachment and Conflict Resolution Strategies in Late Adolescents’ Romantic Relationships

The Role of Adolescent-Parent Attachment and Conflict Resolution Strategies in Late Adolescents’ Romantic Relationships

The Role of Adolescent-Parent Attachment and Conflict Resolution Strategies in Late Adolescents’ Romantic Relationshipss

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Day, Sara. 2004. «The Role of Adolescent-Parent Attachment and Conflict Resolution Strategies in Late Adolescents’ Romantic Relationships». Thèse de doctorat, Montréal, Université Concordia, Département de psychologie.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« The purpose of this study is to investigate factors influencing adolescent romantic relationships by clarifying the role of adolescent-parent attachment in the attachment quality of late adolescents’ romantic relationships. » (p. 1)

Questions/Hypothèses :
Study 1 : « It was hypothesized that the role of adolescents’ attachment with parents in adolescents’ attachment to romantic partner will be moderated by the romantic relationship status of the adolescents. » (p. 37)
Study 2 : « It was hypothesized that less secure attachments and less positive conflict resolution strategies with parents would be associated with less secure attachments with romantic partners. » (p. 37)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
Étude 1 : 248 participants dont 171 adolescentes et 77 adolescents;
Étude 2 : 97 adolescents ayant participé à l’étude 1 dont 76 de sexe féminin et 21 de sexe masculin.

Instruments :
- Le « Relationship Questionnaire » (Bartholomew et Horowitz, 1991);
- Le « Conflict and Problem Solving » (Kerig, 1996);
- Le « Relationship History Questionnaire »;
- Le « General Information » (pp. 43-44).

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


« Two studies were conducted to assess the role of adolescent-parent attachment and conflict resolution strategies in late adolescents’ romantic relationships. Study 1 [...] investigated relationship status [...], length of relationship [...], and sex of the participants as moderating variables in the link between adolescent-parent and romantic partner attachment dimensions. In Study 2 [...], results of Study 1 were replicated. Additionnally, conflict resolution strategies with parents were examined as a mediational variable in the links between parental attachments and romantic partner attachments. Although the hypothesized mediational model did not prove significant, results from both of these studies suggest direct and indirect links between adolescent-parental and romantic partner attachment dimensions. » (p. iii)