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The impact of family stress on children in transition into puberty: The interplay of social and emotional processes

Applicant Schwarz Beate
Number 116500
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Fakultät für Psychologie Universität Basel
Institution of higher education University of Basel - BS
Main discipline Psychology
Start/End 01.04.2007 - 31.01.2011
Approved amount 196'551.00
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Keywords (11)

Puberty; Early Adolescence; Emotions; Personality; Peers; Family; Stress; Development; Adolescence; Attachment; Emotion Regulation

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Based on a transactional model of children’s development under family stress this study investigates: a) family stress caused by dysfunctional family processes such as interparental conflict, inadequate parenting, and low quality of the parent-child-relationship, b) the mediating function of emotion processing (emotion regulation, (in)secure attachment) for the relation between family stress and children’s mental and physical health, behavior problems, and well-being, and c) the stress buffering function of the quality of the children’s peer relationships. In order to test the dynamic transactional processes predicted by the model, a prospective longitudinal study ill be conducted with children, who undergo a specific vulnerable phase for stress: the onset of puberty. This transition might influence the family relationships as well as the adjustment to family stress. Data collection is based on standardized interviews for a sample of 250 children, mothers, and fathers.
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132278 The impact of family stress on children in transition into puberty: The interplay of social and emotional processes 01.02.2011 Project funding (Div. I-III)

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