The objective of this study is to test in mothers, fathers, and adolescents the association of conflict resolution styles (negative conflict engagement and positive problem solving) on anxiety symptoms and life satisfaction, and the transmission of conflict resolution styles through the role of the parental role model. One hundred fifty-four cohabitating families composed of father, mother, and adolescent, took part in the research. Structural equation modeling was used to test the proposed model. The results highlight how both parents’ negative conflict engagement and mothers’ positive problem solving were directly related to those of adolescents. Furthermore, the results suggest the indirect role of fathers’ anxiety and adolescent negative conflict engagement in the associations between fathers’ conflict engagement and child anxiety, and the indirect role of mothers’ life satisfaction and adolescent positive problem solving in the associations between mother’s positive problem solving to the child’s life satisfaction. The present study highlights the importance of analysing conflict resolution strategies within families and suggests that socialisation of conflict styles from both parents to adolescents can be facilitated by maternal and paternal modeling. Mothers and fathers contribute in unique ways to shaping adolescents’ conflict resolution strategies and well-being.

The conflict resolution styles in adolescence: The modeling role of parents

Gallo, M.
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Cuzzocrea, F.;
2023-01-01

Abstract

The objective of this study is to test in mothers, fathers, and adolescents the association of conflict resolution styles (negative conflict engagement and positive problem solving) on anxiety symptoms and life satisfaction, and the transmission of conflict resolution styles through the role of the parental role model. One hundred fifty-four cohabitating families composed of father, mother, and adolescent, took part in the research. Structural equation modeling was used to test the proposed model. The results highlight how both parents’ negative conflict engagement and mothers’ positive problem solving were directly related to those of adolescents. Furthermore, the results suggest the indirect role of fathers’ anxiety and adolescent negative conflict engagement in the associations between fathers’ conflict engagement and child anxiety, and the indirect role of mothers’ life satisfaction and adolescent positive problem solving in the associations between mother’s positive problem solving to the child’s life satisfaction. The present study highlights the importance of analysing conflict resolution strategies within families and suggests that socialisation of conflict styles from both parents to adolescents can be facilitated by maternal and paternal modeling. Mothers and fathers contribute in unique ways to shaping adolescents’ conflict resolution strategies and well-being.
2023
L’objectif de la présente étude est de tester chez les mères, les pères et les adolescents l’association des styles de résolution des conflits (engagement conflictuel négatif et résolution positive des problèmes) sur les symptômes d’anxiété et la satisfaction à l’égard de la vie, ainsi que la transmission des styles de résolution des conflits à travers le rôle du modèle parental. Cent cinquante-quatre familles cohabitantes composées d’un père, d’une mère et d’un adolescent ont participé à la recherche. La modélisation par équation structurelle a été utilisée pour tester le modèle proposé. Les résultats mettent en lumière que l’engagement conflictuel négatif des deux parents et la résolution positive des problèmes des mères sont directement liés à ceux des adolescents. En outre, les résultats suggèrent le rôle indirect de l’anxiété des pères et de l’engagement négatif des adolescents dans les associations entre l’engagement conflictuel des pères et l’anxiété des enfants, et le rôle indirect de la satisfaction à l’égard de la vie des mères et de la résolution positive des problèmes des adolescents dans les associations entre la résolution positive des problèmes de la mère et la satisfaction à l’égard de la vie de l’enfant. La présente étude souligne l’importance d’analyser les stratégies de résolution des conflits au sein des familles et suggère que la socialisation des styles de conflits des deux parents aux adolescents peut être facilitée par la modélisation maternelle et paternelle. Les mères et les pères contribuent de manière unique à façonner les stratégies de résolution des conflits et le bien-être des adolescents.
conflict resolution styles, adolescence, parental modeling, life satisfaction, anxiety
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