Family; Stress; Early Adolescence; Peers; Adjustment; Puberty; Development; Personality; Emotion Regulation; Attachment; Emotions
Lemola Sakari, Schwarz Beate, Siffert Andrea (2012), Interparental conflict and early adolescents' aggression: Is irregular sleep a vulnerability factor?, in Journal of Adolescence
, 35, 97-105.
Siffert Andrea, Schwarz Beate, Stutz Melanie (2012), Marital conflict and early adolescents’ self evaluation: The role of parenting quality and early adolescents’ appraisals, in Journal of Youth and Adolescence
, 41, 749-763.
Siffert Andrea, Schwarz Beate, Stutz Melanie (2012), Marital conflict and early adolescents’ self-esteem: The role of parenting quality and early adolescents’ appraisals, in Journal of Youth and Adolescence
, 41, 749-763.
Schwarz Beate, Stutz Melanie, Ledermann Thomas (2012), Perceived interparental conflict and early adolescents’ friendships: The role of attachment security and emotion regulation, in Journal of Youth and Adolescence
, 41, 1240-1252.
Siffert Andrea, Schwarz Beate (2011), Parental conflict resolution styles and early adolescent adjustment: Children’s appraisals and emotion regulation as mediators, in Journal of Genetic Psychology
, 171, 21-39.
Siffert Andrea, Schwarz Beate (2011), Spouses’ demand and withdrawal during marital conflict and their well-being, in Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
, 28, 262-277.
Stutz Melanie, Schwarz Beate, Effects of different facets of paternal and maternal control behaviour on the perceived academic competence of early adolescents, in European Journal of Developmental Psychology (online first)
This is a follow-on project of the research project The Impact of Family Stress on Children in Transition into Puberty (SNF 10014/115600/1), which will continue the analyses on the three-wave longitudinal data. 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 adjustment, and c) the stress buffering function of the quality of the children’s peer relationships. The prospective longitudinal study refers to children, who undergo a specific vulnerable phase for stress: the onset of puberty. This transition might influence adjustment to family stress. Data collection was based on standardized interviews for children, mothers, and fathers (t1: 246; t2 228; t3: approx. 210).