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Anales de Psicología

On-line version ISSN 1695-2294Print version ISSN 0212-9728


GARCIA-MOYA, Irene; RIVERA, Francisco; MOREN, Carmen  and  LOPEZ, Ana. Quality of the relationship between parents and sense of coherence in their adolescent children: the mediation effect of family satisfaction. Anal. Psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.29, n.2, pp.482-490. ISSN 1695-2294.

The sense of coherence (SOC) is a new construct in Psychology, but related to others that we are more familiar with (as resilience). Adolescence seems to be a particularly suitable developmental stage to explore it. This work, apart from conducting descriptive analysis of SOC and studying its relationship with positive health indicators in Spanish adolescents, was specifically interested in examining the role of marital relationships as influent elements m SOC's development during adolescence. Sample consisted of 7,580 adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18, who had taken part in the 2010 edition of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study in Spain. Results showed that the quality of marital relationships had a significant influence on the adolescent children's SOC and that this influence could partially be attributed to their importance in the development of a positive family climate for adolescents. Specifically, satisfaction with family relationships acted as a partial mediator in the relationship between the perception of the quality of marital relationships and adolescents' SOC.

Keywords : Sense of coherence; adolescence; family; marital relationships; family satisfaction.

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