Ouderlijke conflicten na scheiding, triangulatie en de samenhang met het zelfbeeld van adolescenten.
Leeuwen, M. van
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Abstract Background. Parental conflicts after divorce can have major consequences for the well-being of young people. There are many studies examining these consequences, but few look at the influence of triangulation on adolescents' self-esteem. This study zoomed in on the distinct relationships of conflict, triangulation, and low self-esteem in adolescents. It was also investigated whether there is interaction. Target. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between post-divorce conflict and adolescents' low self-esteem. The role of triangulation in this context is examined: how does triangulation relate to the adolescent's self-image? Method. This study involved 188 divorced adolescents, who were between 12 and 16 years old. The data from the first wave of the project 'Where do I belong?' were used for the research. The questionnaires, among others, Coparenting Behavior Questionnaire and the Self Concept Clarity Scale were used to answer the research questions. A single regression and a multiple regression were used. Results. The results show that when adolescents reported more conflicts between parents, this was associated with a lower self-esteem, and vice versa. When triangulation was added to the regression model, the main effect of parental conflicts was no longer significant. Discussion. Possible follow-up research could focus on what in the relationship exact between adolescents and parents ensures that triangulation starts and effects the adolescent.