Economic stress, coercive family process, and developmental problems of adolescents.

@article{Conger1994EconomicSC,
  title={Economic stress, coercive family process, and developmental problems of adolescents.},
  author={Rand D. Conger and Xiaojia Ge and Glen H. Elder and Frederick O. Lorenz and Ronald L. Simons},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1994},
  volume={65 2 Spec No},
  pages={541-61}
}
We propose a model of family conflict and coercion that links economic stress in family life to adolescent symptoms of internalizing and externalizing emotions and behaviors. The 180 boys and 198 girls in the study were living in intact families in the rural Midwest, an area characterized by economic decline and uncertainty. Theoretical constructs in the… CONTINUE READING