Journal article

A Comparison of the Coping Styles Used by Parents and Their Adolescent Children

Hannah C Nikkerud, Erica Frydenberg

Children Australia | Cambridge University Press (CUP) | Published : 2011


This aim of this study was to compare the coping styles of adolescent males and females with the coping styles of their fathers and mothers respectively, extending on previous research by Lade, Frydenberg and Poole (1998) that compared the coping styles of older adolescent females with their mothers. To date, there has been a lack of clarity about how coping skills are acquired and this study helps to bridge a gap in the literature by directly comparing coping styles of parents with their children. Year 7 (n = 4; M age = 12) and Year 11 (n = 16; M age = 16) students, as well as their parent of the same gender, completed the Adolescent Coping Scale. Paired t tests and correlations revealed th..

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