The Mediating Role of Adolescent Emotion Regulation in the Relationship between Parental Marital Conflict Resolution Styles and Adolescent Conflict Resolution Behaviors
Hacettepe University Journal of Education
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between parents' marriage conflict resolution styles and the adolescent conflict resolution behaviors, and to test the mediator role of the adolescent emotional regulation in this relationship. The study sample consisted of 186 students aged between 11 and 14 who were educated in secondary schools attached to the Ministry of National Education and their parents. "Conflict Resolution Styles Scale" for parents, "Conflict Resolution
... ior Scale" for adolescents and "Emotion Regulation Scale for Adolescents" were used for collecting data in the present study. The research findings show that there are significant relationships between some subscales of parent marriage conflict resolution styles and adolescent conflict resolution behaviors. According to this, the positive conflict resolution style of the mother is significantly related to the problem solving behavior of the adolescent, and the negative conflict resolution style of the mother is significantly related to the aggression behavior of the adolescent. On the other hand, the father's submissive conflict resolution style was found to be significantly correlated to the adolescent aggression behavior. Further, it has been found that internal functional emotion regulation has a partial mediating role and external dysfunctional emotion regulation has a fully mediating role in the relationship between mothers' negative marriage conflict resolution style and adolescent aggression behavior.