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Intergenerational relationships in young adulthood and their life course, mental health, and personality correlates.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Belsky, J; Jaffee, SR; Caspi, A; Moffitt, T; Silva, PA
Published in: Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43)
December 2003

To evaluate effects of life-course events and experiences of young adults, as well as personality and mental-health history on intergenerational relationships in young adulthood, the authors examined dyadic relationship data drawn from a sample of more than 900 New Zealand 26-year-olds and their mothers and fathers. Results indicated that intergenerational relations were more positive when young adults were childless, not unemployed, married, and living away from home, but these factors did not interact with family relationship history in predicting relationship outcomes. Intergenerational relationships were less positive when children scored low on positive emotionality and constraint and high on negative emotionality and mental disorders, though these attributes did not account for the effect of life-course factors. Results are discussed in terms of the openness of the parent-child relationship in adulthood to further development.

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Published In

Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43)

DOI

EISSN

1939-1293

ISSN

0893-3200

Publication Date

December 2003

Volume

17

Issue

4

Start / End Page

460 / 471

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Support
  • Personality Development
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • New Zealand
  • Mental Health
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Life Change Events
  • Intergenerational Relations
  • Humans
 

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Belsky, J., Jaffee, S. R., Caspi, A., Moffitt, T., & Silva, P. A. (2003). Intergenerational relationships in young adulthood and their life course, mental health, and personality correlates. Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), 17(4), 460–471. https://doi.org/10.1037/0893-3200.17.4.460
Belsky, Jay, Sara R. Jaffee, Avshalom Caspi, Terrie Moffitt, and Phil A. Silva. “Intergenerational relationships in young adulthood and their life course, mental health, and personality correlates.Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) 17, no. 4 (December 2003): 460–71. https://doi.org/10.1037/0893-3200.17.4.460.
Belsky J, Jaffee SR, Caspi A, Moffitt T, Silva PA. Intergenerational relationships in young adulthood and their life course, mental health, and personality correlates. Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43). 2003 Dec;17(4):460–71.
Belsky, Jay, et al. “Intergenerational relationships in young adulthood and their life course, mental health, and personality correlates.Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), vol. 17, no. 4, Dec. 2003, pp. 460–71. Epmc, doi:10.1037/0893-3200.17.4.460.
Belsky J, Jaffee SR, Caspi A, Moffitt T, Silva PA. Intergenerational relationships in young adulthood and their life course, mental health, and personality correlates. Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43). 2003 Dec;17(4):460–471.

Published In

Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43)

DOI

EISSN

1939-1293

ISSN

0893-3200

Publication Date

December 2003

Volume

17

Issue

4

Start / End Page

460 / 471

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Support
  • Personality Development
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • New Zealand
  • Mental Health
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Life Change Events
  • Intergenerational Relations
  • Humans