Child Psychology | Developmental Psychology | Development Studies | Family and Consumer Sciences
Guided by social learning theory, this longitudinal study examined whether parent–child recurring conflict mediated the association between parental anger management, an understudied antecedent to parent–child recurring conflict, and adolescent deviant and problem-solving behaviors in 415 rural families. Parental use of anger management in 6th grade was associated with less parent–child recurring conflict in 9th grade, which was associated with more adolescent problem-solving behavior in 11th grade. Family practitioners seeking to promote adolescent problem-solving behaviors may consider teaching families strategies for reducing parent–child recurring conflict and fostering parental anger management.
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This is an Accepted Manuscript version of the article “Parent–Child Recurring Conflict: A Mediator between Parental Anger Management and Adolescent Behavior” published in Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal. The published version may be found at https://doi.org/10.1111/fcsr.12450
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Donohue, E., Halgunseth, L. C., Chilenski, S. M., & Perkins, D. F. (2022), Parent–child recurring conflict: A mediator between parental anger management and adolescent behavior. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 51(1), 6–19. https://doi.org/10.1111/fcsr.12450