Guided cognitive reframing of adolescent-father conflict: Who Mexican American and European American adolescents seek and why

Jeffrey T. Cookston, Andres F. Olide, Michele A. Adams, William Fabricius, Ross D. Parke

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Adolescents may seek to understand family conflict by seeking out confidants. However, little is known about whom adolescents seek, whether and how such support helps youth, and the factors that predict which sources are sought. This chapter offers a conceptual model of guided cognitive reframing that emphasizes the behavioral, cognitive, and affective implications of confidant support as well as individual, family, and cultural factors linked to support seeking. The authors present empirical data from 392 families of seventh graders of Mexican and European ancestry to predict whether adolescents seek mothers, coresident fathers, and other sources and provide directions for subsequent research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-103
Number of pages21
JournalNew directions for child and adolescent development
Issue number135
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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