The Quality of Adolescents’ Friendships: Associations With Mothers’ interpersonal Relationships, Attachments to Parents and Friends, and Prosocial Behaviors

The Quality of Adolescents’ Friendships: Associations With Mothers’ interpersonal Relationships, Attachments to Parents and Friends, and Prosocial Behaviors

The Quality of Adolescents’ Friendships: Associations With Mothers’ interpersonal Relationships, Attachments to Parents and Friends, and Prosocial Behaviors

The Quality of Adolescents’ Friendships: Associations With Mothers’ interpersonal Relationships, Attachments to Parents and Friends, and Prosocial Behaviorss

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« The present study explores associations between the quality of the mothers’ interpersonal relationships, specifically her marriage and social network, and the quality of adolescents’ closest friendship. » (p. 429)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
« A sample of 69 (45 girls and 24 boys) and 69 of their friends from three suberban Montreal high schools served as participants. » (p. 432)

Instruments :
Questionnaires

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique et analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


« Adolescents’ friendship quality and observed emotional expression with their best friends were predicted from reports of their mother’s interpersonal relationships-specifically the quality of her marriage and social network. Two models explaining these relationships received support. Consistent with an Attachment Theory model, adolescents’ perceptions of marital quality predicted attachment security with mother, father and friends. Security of attachment to friends in turn predicted best friendship quality, but not affective behavior with the friend. A Social Learning Theory model was also supported, in which perceptions of both marital quality and mother’s social network quality predicted adolescents’ prosocial behavior. Prosocial behavior in turn predicted both best friendship quality and affective behavior with the friend. » (p. 429)