The role of parent-adolescent conflict and social support in predicting student's existential crisis

Emad El-din Ezatpour, Roonak Rezaei, Seif Rahmani, Vaghef Delkhosh, M.A in Clinical Psychology, Psychology Department, Islamic Azad University, Education of Kurdistan Province, Sanandaj, Iran, Master of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran, Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Farhangian University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran, M.A Student in Educational Research, Department of Educational Sciences, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran
2020 Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry  
Existential crisis and parent-adolescent conflict are two concepts which are entangled because they are associated with each other, in this regard social support can play a significant role in improving the crisis. Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of parent-adolescent conflict and social support in predicting existential crisis in students. Method: The method of this study is categorized as a descriptive correlational. The study population include all 12th grade
more » ... s in Sanandaj that 175 of them were selected by randomized cluster sampling. Questionnaires of Parent-Adolescent Conflict of Strauss (1990), Family Social Support of Pss_ Fr (1983) and Existential Crisis of Ahmadi and Dastgheib (1994) were used to collect data. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression analysis by SPSS-22 software. Results: The results revealed a significant positive relationship between parent-adolescent conflict and existential crisis (p<0.01). There was also a negative and significant relationship between social support and the existential crisis (P<0.01). The results of regression analysis also show that 23% of the variance of students' existential crisis is significantly explained by the variables of parent-adolescent conflict and social support. Conclusion: To conclude, it can be said that family conflicts as well as the way of supporting others can predict the existential crisis of students.
doi:10.52547/shenakht.7.2.53 fatcat:7s4dsr3tubbt7kzuuuzh6zjn4q