Emotion Dysregulation in the Intergenerational Transmission of Romantic Relationship Conflict

Hyoun Kyoung Kim, Katherine C. Pears, Deborah M. Capaldi, Lee D. Owen

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Abstract

The role of emotion dysregulation in the intergenerational transmission of romantic relationship conflict was examined using multimethod and multiagent prospective longitudinal data across 21 years for 190 men and their mothers and fathers. As predicted, an individual's emotion dysregulation was a key mediator in the transmission of relationship conflict, along with poor parenting skills. Parents' emotion dysregulation was directly related to their son's emotion dysregulation, which was in turn associated with the son's later relationship conflict. Additionally, parents' emotion dysregulation was significantly related to their poor discipline skills, which were linked to the son's emotion dysregulation and eventual relationship conflict. Findings highlight emotion dysregulation as a significant mechanism explaining the continuity of romantic relationship conflict across generations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)585-595
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Family Psychology
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug 1

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Conflict (Psychology)
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Kim, Hyoun Kyoung ; Pears, Katherine C. ; Capaldi, Deborah M. ; Owen, Lee D. / Emotion Dysregulation in the Intergenerational Transmission of Romantic Relationship Conflict. In: Journal of Family Psychology. 2009 ; Vol. 23, No. 4. pp. 585-595.
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In: Journal of Family Psychology, Vol. 23, No. 4, 01.08.2009, p. 585-595.

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