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Coping in adolescence: The relationship with parental behaviors and friendship intimacy


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Kozina, Mihael. (2007). Coping in adolescence: The relationship with parental behaviors and friendship intimacy. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Keresteš, Gordana].

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The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between different coping strategies, parental behaviors, and same-sex friendship intimacy in the sample of female and male adolescents. Participants (N = 207) were second and third grade students of one high school in Zagreb. They completed The Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations, The Quality of Family Interaction Scale, and Intimacy Friendship Scale. The results show that girls assess friendship intimacy higher than boys. Girls also perceive more acceptance from their mothers and they use more emotional reaction and avoidance coping strategies than boys. It has been showed that among girls emotion-focused coping was connected with higher assessment of friendship intimacy and negative estimation of mother behavior. In sample of girls not one of predictors significantly related to problem focused coping. Among boys, friendship intimacy significantly related to problem-focused coping. Estimation of friendship intimacy significantly related to avoidance coping among girls. Friendship intimacy explained more variance of avoidance coping strategy in female sample, and problem focused coping in male sample than parental behavior.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: coping, parental behaviors, friendship intimacy, adolescents
Subjects: Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Psychology > Razvojna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Keresteš, Gordana
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 14:05

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