The development of perceived maternal hostile, aggressive conflict from adolescence to early adulthood: Antecedents and outcomes

Valeria Castellani, Concetta Pastorelli, Nancy Eisenberg, Ernesto Caffo, Barbara Forresi, Maria Gerbino

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Abstract

The goal of this study was to investigate the development of mother-adolescent hostile aggressive conflict (MHAC) from late adolescence to young adulthood. The role of child' depressive and delinquency problems and family characteristics, as well as the relation of level and change in MHAC to adolescents' delinquency and depression in early adulthood will be investigated. From the Genzano Longitudinal study 385 adolescents (51% males) participated in this study and completed self report measures. Latent growth curve modeling, separately by gender, indicated that the overall level MHAC exhibited a modest decline over time. For both males and females, depressive problems were associated to higher initial levels of MHAC and early maternal age predicted less decline of MHAC. Starting levels of MHAC were associated with Delinquency in males and with Depression in females, while the growth of MHAC was associated to delinquency in males and females and to depression in males.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1517-1527
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Adolescence
Volume37
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

Keywords

  • Delinquency
  • Depression
  • Emerging adulthood
  • Longitudinal analysis
  • Youths-mother hostile aggressive conflict

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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