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Employing a narrative approach, 40 young adult romantic couples were interviewed about their current relationships as well as about their relationship with a romantic partner that lasted for at least about 2 months when they were aged 15 or 16. When analysed, the transcribed interviews were found to portray adolescent and young adulthood romantic(More)
In line with the notion emphasizing the role of social support in individual coping, this paper discusses the role of close relationships during adolescence and their contribution to individual coping. Data from a series of studies conducted mainly on early adolescents show that the availability of family and peers combined with support of a youngster's(More)
Two studies examined intimacy in adolescent friendships. In the first, 7th-, 9th-, and 11th-grade students completed a questionnaire assessing perceived friendship intimacy. Age and sex differences were identified in emotional closeness, self-disclosure, emphasis on individuality, control, and conformity. Across ages, emphasis on individuality increased,(More)
By applying R. S. Lazarus's (1993) theoretical model, the authors explored the dynamics of stress and coping as central mechanisms underlying parenting adjustment and infant development. Longitudinal assessment of 140 primiparous mothers included measures of cognitive appraisals of parenting, coping strategies used, and supportive coping resources at(More)
Fifty-one romantically involved young Israeli adults, whose parents were divorced, were questioned about their romantic relationship, parents' conflict, and current feelings about and reconstruction of the divorce. An integrative perception of the divorce was found to be related to fewer problems and to higher levels of friendship, enjoyment, and intimacy(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate feelings of stress among parents of mentally retarded children who demonstrate behavior disorders. The interrelations of the children's pathology and family climate variables with the levels of parental stress were studied. The sample consisted of 39 families with moderately mentally retarded children divided into(More)
A modified version of the Revised Fear Survey Schedule for Children was administered to 865 Israeli Jewish and Israeli Bedouin children, 8-12 yr-old. Consistent with former studies, there was an age-related decline in fears and females reported more fears than males. Comparison of Jewish and Bedouin children's reports of fears showed significant(More)
This study examined the predictors of longevity among 40 late adolescent romantic couples (mean age males=17.71 years; mean age females=17.18 years). Subjects were given a revealed differences task where they were asked to solve their disagreements. The joint task was recorded, transcribed and analysed by two raters. At 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 months after(More)