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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence 1/2019

21-08-2018 | Empirical Research

Parent-Child Conflict during Elementary School as a Longitudinal Predictor of Sense of Purpose in Emerging Adulthood

Auteurs: Patrick L. Hill, Leah H. Schultz, Joshua J. Jackson, Judy A. Andrews

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 1/2019

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Abstract

Having a sense of purpose is viewed as a benchmark of adaptive development. Though adolescence and emerging adulthood are viewed as central periods for the development of a purpose, work still is needed to understand the childhood factors that influence this developmental process. The current study provides an initial investigation into whether parent-child conflict during elementary school predicts later sense of purpose, assessed during emerging adulthood (mean age: 21.01 years; range: 19.97–23.53). The sample included 1074 students (50% female), and their parents, who both reported on their levels of parent-child conflict during grades 1–5. Higher levels of parent-child conflict were associated with lower levels of purpose in emerging adulthood. Moreover, the study examined whether these effects remained when predicting the variance unique to purpose while accounting for other indicators of well-being in emerging adulthood. Bi-factor models demonstrated that the child’s perception of mother-child conflict has a unique prospective effect on purpose in emerging adulthood, above and beyond its negative association with general well-being. The findings are discussed with respect to how positive parent-child relationships may prove important for starting youth on the path to purpose.
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For the bi-factor models, we also fit the models separately for boys and girls, to examine whether the findings held regardless of sex of the child. The primary findings for purpose presented here held in both the models for boys and girls.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
Parent-Child Conflict during Elementary School as a Longitudinal Predictor of Sense of Purpose in Emerging Adulthood
Auteurs
Patrick L. Hill
Leah H. Schultz
Joshua J. Jackson
Judy A. Andrews
Publicatiedatum
21-08-2018
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 1/2019
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-018-0912-8

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