Children's coping with marital conflict and their adjustment and physical health: vulnerability and protective functions.

@article{Nicolotti2003ChildrensCW,
  title={Children's coping with marital conflict and their adjustment and physical health: vulnerability and protective functions.},
  author={Linda Nicolotti and Mona El-Sheikh and Stephanie M Whitson},
  journal={Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={315-26}
}
Children's strategies for coping with parental marital conflict were examined as predictors, mediators, and moderators of the relations between marital conflict and 8- to 11-year-olds' internalizing, externalizing, and physical health problems. In the context of marital conflict, a higher level of active coping and support coping combined was a protective factor against girls' depression symptoms and self-esteem problems and both boys' and girls' health problems. Further, avoidance coping was a… CONTINUE READING

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