Swipe om te navigeren naar een ander artikel
Publisher’s note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.
Coparenting conflict, which refers to the conflict between parents regarding parenting, has played a central role in children’s development and adjustment. The perspective of family and peer systems linkage has suggested that coparenting conflict is linked to peer-related development, but this view has yet to be clarified. This study aimed to investigate the relationships among coparenting conflict behavior, parent–adolescent attachment, and social competence with peers as well as the developmental differences of these relationships in early, middle, and late adolescence within Chinese families. Families (N = 808) that included fathers, mothers, and focal adolescents (53% female, Mage = 13.66 ± 2.53) participated in this study. Fathers and mothers reported their coparenting conflict behaviors separately, and the adolescents rated parent–adolescent attachment and social competence with peers. Results showed that fathers’ overt coparenting conflict behavior was related to social competence with peers through the indirect effects of father– and mother–adolescent attachments, whereas mothers’ covert coparenting conflict behavior was related to social competence with peers through the indirect effect of mother–adolescent attachment in the total sample. The multigroup analysis revealed that these relationships were significant in early and late adolescence. In addition, fathers’ covert coparenting conflict behavior was related to mother–adolescent attachment in late adolescence and all the relationships were insignificant in middle adolescence. The findings support the systematic perspective of family–peer system linkage and highlight the gender differences of parents in the effects of coparenting conflict on social competence with peers and the developmental differences during adolescence.
Log in om toegang te krijgen
Met onderstaand(e) abonnement(en) heeft u direct toegang:
Allen, J. P. (2008). The attachment system in adolescence. In J. Cassidy & P. R. Shaver (Eds), Handbook of attachment: Theory, research, and clinical applications. 2nd ed. (pp. 419–435). New York, NY: Guildford Press.
Armsden, G. C., & Greenberg, M. T. (1987). The inventory of parent and peer attachment: Individual differences and their relationship to psychological well-being in adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 16(5), 427–454. CrossRef
Amanda, J. K., & Kathryn, A. K. (2018). Parent–child attachment: Meta analysis of associations with parenting behaviors in middle childhood and adolescence. Attachment & Human Development, 20(4), 378–405.
Baril, M. E., Crouter, A. C., & McHale, S. M. (2007). Processes linking adolescent well-being, marital love, and coparenting. Journal of Family Psychology, 21(4), 645–654. CrossRef
Bretherton, I. (2010). Fathers in attachment theory and research: A review. Early Child Development and Care, 180(1–2), 9–23. CrossRef
Brown, B. B., & Bakken, J. P. (2011). Parenting and peer relationships: Reinvigorating research on family–peer linkages in adolescence. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 21(1), 153–165. CrossRef
Buhs, E. S., Koziol, N. A., Rudasill, K. M., & Crockett, L. J. (2018). Early temperament and middle school engagement: School social relationships as mediating processes. Journal of Educational Psychology, 110(3), 338–354. CrossRef
Cassidy, J. (2008). The nature of the child’s ties. In J. Cassidy & P. R. Shaver (Eds), Handbook of attachment: Theory, research, and clinical applications. 2nd ed. (pp. 3–22). New York, NY: Guildford Press.
Cummings, E. M., Merrilees, C. E., & George, M. W. (2010). Fathers, marriages, and families. In M. E. Lamb (Ed.), The role of the father in child development. 4th ed. (pp. 154–176). Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Curtis, A. C. (2015). Defining adolescence. Journal of Adolescent and Family Health, 7(2), 2 https://scholar.utc.edu/jafh/vol7/iss2/2
Chango, J. M., Allen, J. P., Szwedo, D., & Schad, M. M. (2015). Early adolescent peer foundations of late adolescent and young adult psychological adjustment. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 25(4), 685–699. CrossRef
Dormann, C. F., Elith, J., Bacher, S., Buchmann, C., Carl, G., Carré, G., & Münkemüller, T. (2013). Collinearity: A review of methods to deal with it and a simulation study evaluating their performance. Ecography, 36(1), 27–46.
Elicker, J., England, M., & Sroufe, L. A. (2016). Predicting peer competence and peer relationships in childhood from early parent-child relationships. In R. D. Parke & G. W. Ladd (Eds), Family-peer relationships: Models of linkage (pp. 91–120). New York, NY: Routledge.
Feinberg, M. E. (2003). The internal structure and ecological context of coparenting: A framework for research and intervention. Parenting: Science and Practice, 3(2), 95–131. CrossRef
Fiese, B. H., Jones, B. L., & Saltzman, J. A. (2019). Systems unify family psychology. In B. H. Fiese, M. E. Celano, K. E. Deater-Deckard, E. N. Jouriles, & M. A. Whisman (Eds), APA handbook of contemporary family psychology: Foundations, methods, and contemporary issues across the lifespan, Vol. 1 (pp. 3–19). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Feinberg, M. E., Kan, M. L., & Hetherington, E. M. (2007). The longitudinal influence of coparenting conflict on parental negativity and adolescent maladjustment. Journal of Marriage and Family, 69(3), 687–702. CrossRef
Flouri, E., Midouhas, E., & Narayanan, M. K. (2016). The relationship between father involvement and child problem behaviour in Intact Families: A 7-year cross-lagged study. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44(5), 1011–1021. CrossRef
Fang, X., Zhang, J., & Liu, Z. (2003). Parent-adolescent conflicts. Psychological Development and Education, 19(3), 46–52.
Groh, A. M., Fearon, R. P., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., Van IJzendoorn, M. H., Steele, R. D., & Roisman, G. I. (2014). The significance of attachment security for children’s social competence with peers: A meta-analytic study. Attachment & Human Development, 16(2), 103–136. CrossRef
Holmes, E. K., Dunn, K. C., Harper, J., Dyer, W. J., & Day, R. D. (2013). Mother knows best? Inhibitory maternal gatekeeping, psychological control, and the mother–adolescent relationship. Journal of Adolescence, 36(1), 91–101. CrossRef
Howes, C., Phillipsen, L., & Hamilton, C. (2017). Constructing social communication with peers: Domains and sequences. In New perspectives in early communicative development (pp. 215–232). New York, NY: Routledge.
Harman, J. J., Kruk, E., & Hines, D. A. (2018). Parental alienating behaviors: An unacknowledged form of family violence. Psychological Bulletin, 144(12), 1275–1299.
Harold, G. T., & Sellers, R. (2018). Annual research review: Interparental conflict and youth psychopathology: An evidence review and practice focused update. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 59(4), 374–402.
Jia, R., & Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J. (2011). Relations between coparenting and father involvement in families with preschool-age children. Developmental Psychology, 47(1), 106–118. CrossRef
Jahromi, L. B., Zeiders, K. H., Updegraff, K. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Bayless, S. D. (2018). Coparenting conflict and academic readiness in children of teen mothers: Effortful control as a mediator. Family Process, 57(2), 462–476.
Kinsfogel, K. M., & Grych, J. H. (2004). Interparental conflict and adolescent dating relationships: Integrating cognitive, emotional, and peer influences. Journal of Family Psychology, 18(3), 505–515.
Kerns, K. A., Mathews, B. L., Koehn, A. J., Williams, C. T., & Siener-Ciesla, S. (2015). Assessing both safe haven and secure base support in parent–child relationships. Attachment & Human Development, 17, 337–353. CrossRef
Kopystynska, O., Paschall, K. W., Barnett, M. A., & Curran, M. A. (2017). Patterns of interparental conflict, parenting, and children’s emotional insecurity: A person-centered approach. Journal of Family Psychology, 31(7), 922–932.
Kliewer, W., Sosnowski, D. W., Wilkins, S., Garr, K., Booth, C., McGuire, K., & Wright, A. W. (2018). Do parent-adolescent discrepancies predict deviant peer affiliation and subsequent substance use? Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47(12), 2596–2607. CrossRef
Ladd, G. W. (2016). Themes and theories: perspectives on processes in family-peer relationships. In R. D. Parke & G. W. Ladd (Eds), Family-peer relationships: Models of linkage (pp. 13–49). New York, NY: Routledge.
Liu, C., Wu, X., & Zou, S. (2017). Psychometric properties of the adolescence revision of co-parenting scale. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 25(5), 845–849+881.
Li, X., & Meier, J. (2017). Father love and mother love: Contributions of parental acceptance to children’s psychological adjustment. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 9(4), 459–490.
Merrell, K. W. (1997). Assessing social skills and peer relations. In H. B. Vance (Ed.), Psychological assessment of children: Practices for school and clinical settings. 2nd ed. (pp. 246–276). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.
McHale, J. P. (1997). Overt and covert coparenting processes in the family. Family Process, 36(2), 183–201. CrossRef
McHale, J. P., Dinh, K. T., & Rao, N. (2014). Understanding coparenting and family systems among East and Southeast Asian-heritage families. In H. Selin (Ed.), Parenting across cultures (pp. 163–173). Dordrecht: Springer. CrossRef
McHale, J. P., & Lindahl, K. M. (2011). Coparenting: A conceptual and clinical examination of family systems. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Makusha, T., & Richter, L. (2016). Gatekeeping and its impact on father involvement among Black South Africans in rural KwaZulu-Natal. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 18(3), 308–320. CrossRef
Martin, M. J., Sturge-Apple, M. L., Davies, P. T., Romero, C. V., & Buckholz, A. (2017). A process model of the implications of spillover from coparenting conflicts into the parent–child attachment relationship in adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, 29(2), 417–431. CrossRef
McDaniel, B. T., Teti, D. M., & Feinberg, M. E. (2017). Assessing coparenting relationships in daily life: The daily coparenting scale (D-Cop). Journal of Child and family Studies, 26(9), 2396–2411.
Newland, R. P., Ciciolla, L., & Crnic, K. A. (2015). Crossover effects among parental hostility and parent-child relationships during the preschool period. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(7), 2107–2119. CrossRef
Preacher, K. J., & Kelley, K. (2011). Effect size measures for mediation models: Quantitative strategies for communicating indirect effects. Psychological Methods, 16(2), 93–115.
Puhlman, D. J., & Pasley, K. (2013). Rethinking maternal gatekeeping. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 5(3), 176–193. CrossRef
Ponnet, K. (2014). Financial stress, parent functioning and adolescent problem behavior: an actor-partner interdependence approach to family stress processes in low-, middle-, and high-income families. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43(10), 1752–1769. CrossRef
Rowen, J., & Emery, R. (2018). Parental denigration: A form of conflict that typically backfires. Family Court Review, 56(2), 258–268.
Su, L. P., Kubricht, B., & Miller, R. (2017). The influence of father involvement in adolescents’ overall development in Taiwan. Journal of Adolescence, 59, 35–44. CrossRef
Scharf, M., Kerns, K. A., Rousseau, S., & Kivenson-Baron, I. (2016). Mother-child attachment and social anxiety: Associations with friendship skills and peer competence of Arab children. School Psychology International, 37(3), 271–288.
Stallman, H. M., & Ohan, J. L. (2016). Parenting style, parental adjustment, and co-parental conflict: Differential predictors of child psychosocial adjustment following divorce. Behaviour Change, 33(2), 112–126. CrossRef
Stanton, M., & Welsh, R. (2012). Systemic thinking in couple and family psychology research and practice. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 1(1), 14–30. CrossRef
Tu, Y. C. (2015). Maternal gatekeeping, behavioral control, and the mother-adolescent relationship: The mediating role of psychological control. International Journal of Arts & Sciences, 8, 449–467.
Teubert, D., & Pinquart, M. (2010). The association between coparenting and child adjustment: A meta-analysis. Parenting: Science and Practice, 10(4), 286–307.
Tian, L. M., Zhang, W. X., & Chen, G. H. (2014). Effects of parental support, friendship quality on loneliness and depression: To test an indirect effect model. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 46(2), 238–251.
Umemura, T., Christopher, C., Mann, T., Jacobvitz, D., & Hazen, N. (2015). Coparenting problems with toddlers predict children’s symptoms of psychological problems at age 7. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 46(6), 981–996. CrossRef
van Egeren, L., & Hawkins, D. (2004). Coming to terms with coparenting: Implications of definition and measurement. Journal of Adult Development, 11(3), 165–178.
Wang, J., & Wang, X. (2012). Structural equation modeling: Applications using Mplus. Beijing: Higher Education Press.
Wang, X., & Li, D. (2016). Development of children’s social competence from sociocultural environment and social change perspectives. Journal of Psychological Science, 39(5), 1177–1183.
Zhao, X., Lynch, Jr, J. G., & Chen, Q. (2010). Reconsidering Baron and Kenny: Myths and truths about mediation analysis. Journal of Consumer Research, 37(2), 197–206. CrossRef
Zvara, B. J., Mills-Koonce, W. R., & Cox, M. (2016). Intimate partner violence, maternal gatekeeping, and child conduct problems. Family Relations, 65(5), 647–660. CrossRef
Zemp, M., Johnson, M. D., & Bodenmann, G. (2018). Within-family processes: Interparental and coparenting conflict and child adjustment. Journal of Family Psychology, 32(3), 299–309.
Zou, S., Wu, X., & Li, X. (2019). Coparenting behavior, parent–adolescent attachment, and peer attachment: An examination of gender differences. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-019-01068-1
Zou, S., Wu, X., Huang, B., & Liu, C. (2019). Maternal gatekeeping behavior, mother involvement and mother-adolescent attachment, and differences in their developmental stages. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 51(7), 816–828. CrossRef
- Coparenting Conflict Behavior, Parent–Adolescent Attachment, and Social Competence with Peers: An Investigation of Developmental Differences
- Springer US