Attribution processes in mother-adolescent conflict

Nancy C Grace, Mary L. Kelley, Alyson P. McCain

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Attributions reported by 115 mothers and 122 adolescents were examined as they related to family conflict. Subjects completed measures of parent-adolescent conflict (Issues Checklist, Conflict Behavior Questionnaire) and the Mother-Adolescent Attribution Questionnaire. The results revealed that parent-adolescent conflict correlated with mothers' and teenagers' negative attributions. Specifically, self-reported conflict was positively correlated with mothers' and teenagers' beliefs that one another's negative behavior was intentional, selfishly motivated, and blameworthy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-211
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1993

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Attribution processes in mother-adolescent conflict. / Grace, Nancy C; Kelley, Mary L.; McCain, Alyson P.

In: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Vol. 21, No. 2, 04.1993, p. 199-211.

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Grace, Nancy C ; Kelley, Mary L. ; McCain, Alyson P. / Attribution processes in mother-adolescent conflict. In: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 1993 ; Vol. 21, No. 2. pp. 199-211.
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