Reference : Trait and state components of perceived parental differential treatment in middle adu...
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Social, industrial & organizational psychology
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Multidisciplinary, general & others
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/2851
Trait and state components of perceived parental differential treatment in middle adulthood. A longitudinal study.
English
Boll, Thomas mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Michels, Tom [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Ferring, Dieter mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Filipp, Sigrun-Heide [University of Trier, Germany]
2010
Journal of Individual Differences
Hogrefe
31
3
158-165
Yes
International
1614-0001
2151-2299
[en] parent-child relations ; adult offspring ; adult development ; sibling relations ; personality traits
[en] Despite its importance for basic and applied psychology, only a few longitudinal studies have examined whether parental differential treatment (PDT) is a persistent or a transient phenomenon, these studies being confined to childhood or adolescence. Based on latent state-trait theory, the present study identified the amount of variance in three dimensions of perceived PDT in middle adulthood attributable to stable interindividual differences (trait variance) and to intraindividual changes (state variance). At two occasions of measurement (2 years apart), 709 middle-aged adults rated how often they and a sibling currently received parental recognition, nurture, and demand to assume filial responsibility. Tests of latent state-trait models for these three dimensions of PDT by structural equation modeling revealed that trait variance represented the largest proportion of the systematic variance in all observed indicators of perceived maternal and paternal differential treatment. Yet there was a considerable increase in state variance for the dimension of differential parental demand for assuming responsibility. Results are discussed with respect to the conditions accounting for the high overall stability of actual and/or perceived PDT in adulthood, and different approaches for determining their role are proposed.
German Research Foundation
Parental Differential Treatment in Middle Adulthood: Dyadic and Longitudinal Analyses
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/2851
10.1027/1614-0001/a000024

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