Relations between family characteristics and coping strategies in adolescents

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  • Marija Zotović Filozofski fakultet, Novi Sad - Odsek za psihologiju
  • Tijana Telečki Filozofski fakultet, Novi Sad - Odsek za psihologiju
  • Ivana Mihić Filozofski fakultet, Novi Sad - Odsek za psihologiju
  • Jelica Petrović Filozofski fakultet, Novi Sad - Odsek za psihologiju

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.2008.3-4.145-160

Keywords:

family cohesion, adaptability, coping, adolescents

Abstract

The aim of this research was to describe relations between coping strategies in adolescents and some characteristics of their families. The sample consisted of 201 adolescents (age 15-19). Hierarchical factor analysis was used to reduce the initial sample of coping variables, and the relation between coping strategies and the family characteristics was examined with Pearson’s correlation coefficient. The results indicated that nine different coping strategies in adolescents could be reduced to three basic dimensions describing coping styles: active coping, emotion-focused coping, and passive coping. The results also showed that there was a statistically significant positive relation between family cohesion, on one side, and emotion- focused coping and active coping, on the other side. There was a statistically positive relation between adaptability in a family system and emotion-focused coping style. There was a statistically significant negative relation between family cohesion and passive coping style.

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Published

26.12.2008

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Zotović, M., Telečki, T., Mihić, I., & Petrović, J. (2008). Relations between family characteristics and coping strategies in adolescents. Primenjena Psihologija, 1(3-4), 145–160. https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.2008.3-4.145-160

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