Coping Strategies in Late Adolescence: Relationships to Parental Attachment and Time Perspective
2016 (English)In: The Journal of Genetic Psychology, ISSN 0022-1325, E-ISSN 1940-0896, Vol. 177, no 3, 85-96 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
The authors investigated adolescents' use of coping strategies in relation to attachment to parents and time perspective. Adolescents in Grade 3 upper secondary school (M age = 18.3 years, SD = 0.6 years; n = 160) completed the Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment, the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory, and the Brief COPE. Correlational analyses showed that attachment to parents was associated with a more favorable view of the past (higher past positive and lower past negative), a less fatalistic view of the present, and a more favorable view of the future (higher future positive and lower future negative). Parental attachment accounted for significant variance in composite coping scores (adaptive and maladaptive) when entered before, but not after, time perspective subscales in hierarchical regression analyses. However, time perspective (mainly present hedonistic and positive or negative future) predicted adaptive or maladaptive coping over and beyond attachment. The results are consistent with the hypothesis that most of the relationship between adolescents' attachment to parents and coping is mediated by individual differences in time perspective. By contrast, factors other than attachment to parents (e.g., temperament) must be considered to fully account for the relationship between time perspective and coping.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 177, no 3, 85-96 p.
Adolescence, attachment, coping, time perspective
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-124015DOI: 10.1080/00221325.2016.1178101ISI: 000377995700002PubMedID: 27177122OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-124015DiVA: diva2:947294