Moderating effect of perceived amount of family conflict on the relation between home environmental processes and the well-being of adolescents

Robert H. Bradley, Robert F. Corwyn

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This study examined the extent that perceived amount of conflict in the family moderates the relation between proximal aspects of the home environment and adolescent well-being. Regression models consisting of Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME) subscale scores (Responsivity, Learning Materials, Variety of Experiences), family conflict, and the interaction between HOME scores and family conflict were tested for each of 6 dependent measures: academic achievement, task orientation, being considerate, self-efficacy as it pertains to school, self-efficacy as it pertains to family, and school grades. Results indicated moderation in all 3 ethnic groups examined (European Americans, African Americans, and Chinese Americans). For all 3 groups, relations were stronger in families with high conflict, suggesting a heightened sensitivity to social exchanges and events within the family.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-364
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Family Psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2000


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