The goal of the study was to examine the extent of congruence in the perceptions of parents and their adolescent offspring with regard to the following dimensions of family life: the structural dimension (marital power relations, represented by division of household tasks and equality in decision-making); interpersonal relations (cohesion versus conflict); the cognitive dimension (perceived family coherence); and the parenting dimension (perceived parenting style of mothers and fathers). The sample, which included 399 Israeli participants from 133 families, was comprised of mothers (n=133), fathers (n=133) and adolescent offspring (n=133; 60 boys and 73 girls). The main research question was whether congruence in perceptions of family life is determined by family roles (parents versus offspring), or by gender (like-sex versus opposite-sex parentchild dyads). For most of the family life dimensions, congruence in perceptions of parents and adolescents was determined more by family role than by gender.
|Title of host publication||Advances in Psychology Research. Volume 71|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||20|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2010|
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- And conflict-cohesion
- Congruence in perceptions of family members
- Division of household tasks
- Family coherence