Does talking matter?: Mother-child reminiscing in relation to adolescent wellbeing within a New Zealand sample.
|dc.contributor.author||Le Roux, Danielle Thearle|
|dc.identifier.citation||Le Roux, D. T. (2015). Does talking matter?: Mother-child reminiscing in relation to adolescent wellbeing within a New Zealand sample. (Thesis, Master of Science). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/6095||en|
|dc.description.abstract||The emotional content of past event conversations is important for adolescent well-being, and are said to be different as a result of gender. The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between parent-child conversations and adolescent wellbeing. This was done at two time-points in a New Zealand sample (N = 58). At the age 12 time-point, 46 mother-child dyads participated in reminiscing both positive and negative event conversations and completed an adolescent wellbeing assessment. At age 16, 51 adolescents completed a well-being assessment. All mother-child narratives were coded for emotions, evaluations and explanations. There were concurrent correlations between emotion talk in mother-child narratives and age 12 wellbeing; in the positive event, the more the child expressed positive emotion at age 12, the better their self-esteem. However, there were no long-term correlations between age 12 narratives and age 16 adolescent well-being. In the negative conversations only, talk pertaining to the child’s negative emotion was linked to greater well-being for girls, but not boys. Results are discussed with respect to past research in autobiographical memory as well as implications for New Zealand adolescents.|
|dc.publisher||University of Otago|
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|dc.title||Does talking matter?: Mother-child reminiscing in relation to adolescent wellbeing within a New Zealand sample.|
|thesis.degree.name||Master of Science|
|thesis.degree.grantor||University of Otago|
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