Journal article

Daughters don’t merely imitate their mothers’ coping styles: A comparison of the coping strategies used by mothers and their daughters

E Lade, E Frydenberg, C Poole

The Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist | Published : 1998


AbstractThe coping styles of 61 mother/daughter dyads were investigated to establish the extent to which mothers and daughters share coping strategies and to examine cohort effects on coping. For this sample, mothers and daughters generally agreed on the preferred coping styles. However, one strategy showed a positive correlation between mothers and doughters, and two showed a slight negative correlation. When similarities of individual profiles were used to determine clusters, most of the groups which appeared contained mainly mothers or doughters. Cohort effects appear to be much stronger in determining patterns of preferred coping strategy than are family influences.

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