The association of family functioning, parental attitudes, and self-esteem with the adolescents' self rated behavioral problems

Bahcivan-Saydam R., Gencoz T.

TURK PSIKOLOJI DERGISI, vol.20, no.55, pp.61-77, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 55
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : TURK PSIKOLOJI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.61-77


The aim of this study is to examine the association of adolescents self rated behavioral problems with the family, functioning. parental attitudes. and self-esteem. The sample is consisted of 153 adolescents from a public high school. the age range is between 14 and 17 (M = 15.09. S.D. = 1.01). Participants completed Me Master Family Assessment Device (FAD). Parental Altitude Research Instrumental (PARI). Rosenberg ,, Self-Esteem Scale. Youth Self Report (YSR) and a demographic information form. Low self-esteem has been found to be associated with the adolescents' total problem behavior, and internalizing and externalizing problem Concerning, the family functioning styles. (deficits and Conflicts ill general functioning affective responsiveness. problem solving. and role assignments were found it) he significantly associated(l with the adolescents behavioral problems. Among parental attitudes. excessively democratic. friendly parenting attitudes and rejection of strict discipline were found to be significant associates of externalizing problems of the adolescents. The findings were discussed in relation to the relevant literature.